WeaponsMan: In Memoriam

Aesop sends.

He will be missed.

21 responses to “WeaponsMan: In Memoriam

  1. Yes, he will be missed and we’re all a little better because our paths crossed even if just in cyberspace. Rest well, till we meet again.

  2. “good kind of utter selfishness”

    Very nice, the courage to crack the door.

  3. Weapons Man Mirror Site. Created yesterday. It’s not perfect but all of the data is there.

    https://billstclair.com/weaponsman.com/

    • That site/link is unreadable, dark type in a dark background no matter what I do.

      • works for me on several different, common browsers. Also try:

        http://web.archive.org/web/*/weaponsman.com

        click on blue-circled April 12th. You, or at least I get that page in a hard to read blue on dark-green. THEN

        scroll down to archives @ left. Click on March 2017. Comes up looking like the original, and I think archives are complete going back to the beginning of the site.

  4. RIP Mr. O’Brien and sincerest condolences to your surviving family.

  5. Sipsy/Mike Vanderboegh, Pro Libertate/William Grigg, and Weaponsman.
    Never met the men.
    Read and visited their sites often.
    Good men that have passed, whom I have never met, but will greatly miss.

  6. Aesop,

    A finer remembrance has not been written.

    My heartfelt condolences to all.

    I shall do my best to read his every post.

  7. What?!

    DAMMIT NO!

    Just… no.

    The only words that come to mind are the ones written for an ancestor of mine upon his passing… they seem fitting here.

    “Eine Eiche hat gefallen.”

  8. May the Peace of God be with his family and followers.

  9. Centurion_Cornelius

  10. Prayers.

  11. Take care of your body, and it will take care of you.

  12. In comments to the final post at his site, one of his former teammates thoughtfully posted his recent picture; First time most of us had ever seen him.

    Kevin R. C. O’Brien
    1958-2017

  13. As others have commented, I only knew him from the blog, yet appreciated all the knowledge that was there.

    What can be said about such a man? the usual words don’t seem to fit. He lived large, got to experience more than most, and shared his knowledge with no hesitation. My condolences to his family, although I suspect they will be remembering the good memories of his life when they go to pay their respects.

    RIP, Kevin. See you on the other side.

  14. Said my piece at Weapons Man, and Raconteur Report, but…

    May Grace abound for Kevin and his family, indeed may God be with us all.

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  16. Kevin is onto the next chapter in life,from the outpouring of posts from literally around the world tis clear “Hognose” will live on.Thanks for the mirror of the site,I was able to read it fine,adjusting brightness did help,tis a excellent start and allows tweaking down the road time permitting and of course taking into account when they have time following the Obrien family’s wishes in regards to site.