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Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 29, 2020 09:32AM
Forum member spearmint aka Minty (Robert Walka) passed away
29 April 2008. His last thread.

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Napa Valley Register
Robert Allen Walka passed away quietly April 29, 2008, at John Muir Hospital in
Walnut Creek with his family by his side.
Robert was born Dec. 17, 1945, in Chicago, Ill. He graduated from the University of
Illinois in 1967 with a degree in advertising. From 1968 to 1970, he served in the
U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, N.C., in the area of military intelligence. He then went to
graduate school at the University of Chicago and earned a master of business
administration.
Obituary

Minty was a fellow alum of Spook School (USAINTCS) @ Ft. Holabird where he
excelled & was promoted to Sergeant. He was among a group selected to go to
Ft. Bragg and provide specialized intelligence training to various combat groups.
It was a way for the Army to cut the time & expense of bringing those groups
to Ft. Holabird which was already in the DoD's sights for closing.
iirc, Minty could have gotten a commission if he had signed up for an extra two years.
Glad he didn't fall for that one!
RIP spearmint patriot smiley



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/29/2020 11:41AM by MrNoBody.
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 29, 2020 09:48AM
It doesn't seem like it has been that long ago. sad smiley





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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: April 29, 2020 09:53AM
sad smiley



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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 29, 2020 09:58AM
Time flies, remember the good times. RIP Minty!
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: Sam3
Date: April 29, 2020 10:16AM
Wow, it has been a while.

A toast to Spearmint! smileys with beer

Blessings to his family.





The arts are not luxuries but assets that give way more than they cost.
--Ronald Tucker on YouTube

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
--Frank Zappa
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: wave rider
Date: April 29, 2020 10:29AM
If I remember correctly, Spearmint’s sister spread some of his ashes along the third base path at Wrigley field.

That put a smile on my face…



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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: stephen
Date: April 29, 2020 10:33AM
RIP friend.
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 29, 2020 11:17AM
It feels like 12 years to me. But it also seems like those 12 years really flew by. RIP



JoeM
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: April 29, 2020 11:52AM
Ditto that raising a glass to absent friends.

Actually was thinking about The Løpe just the other day. (Who was it who used to have the sig line that included something about walking around the airport yelling for The Løpe?)



(BTW, it's spelled < y'all >.)
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 29, 2020 12:10PM
Jeez, 12 years. It never seems like 12 years for me, always more recent.

RIP Minty.
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: April 29, 2020 01:10PM
Account is still active.

Let's leave it that way.

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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 29, 2020 02:18PM
He is laughing at us as we all realize he is the only one who hasn't aged in the last 12 years.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 29, 2020 02:48PM
RIP Minty and all forum members we fondly recall. Good people. The older we get, the more time flies on past IMO. Doesn't seem like 12 years, but as was said above...in some ways it sure does.
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 29, 2020 02:56PM
He was a great dude. He was an open-hearted kind of man. My favorite kind.
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: blooz
Date: April 29, 2020 03:07PM
Thanks for the reminder. Good ol' Mint, out of the basement now.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: April 29, 2020 05:36PM
I think I'll go have a sammich....



Aloha, Ken


“I have developed significant attachments to several members even though I wouldn't recognize them if I sat next to one on a park bench. I'm often tempted when in an airport to walk around, hollering "The Løpe", to see if anyone other than the Homeland Security people will acknowledge me. ” - The Løpe
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: bfd
Date: April 29, 2020 06:50PM
He loved talking baseball, too. All hours of the day (and often, night)!
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 29, 2020 08:27PM
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Sarcany
Account is still active.

Let's leave it that way.

[forums.macresource.com]

+1. On the Internet, you live forever.
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: April 30, 2020 11:52AM
Hard to believe. Continue to RIP, Minty.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Wow, it'a been twelve years already (Minty)
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 30, 2020 02:24PM
....in.....Mint.....condition......



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