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Old 10-21-2008, 13:36   #1
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MSG(R) Phil Salzwedel

I received this from a friend this morning. For those of you that new MSG(R) Salzwedel,

" I just learned this morning that Phil Salzwedel passed away. Phil was a Vietnam veteran, Master Sergeant (Retired) Special Forces, and a long time civilian instructor in the SERE program. He was looked up to and respected by many generations of Special Forces soldiers. I had the honor of working with Phil and learning from him, during my time as a SERE instructor (1992-1995) at Camp MacKall and in the area north of Carthage NC, between Hwy 24/27 and the Deep River.

The viewing is tomorrow night 1800-2000 hrs (Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008) at the Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage - they are located on South Saunders Street, across the street from the Carthage Museum.

The funeral will be 1400 hrs Wednesday at Yates-Thagaard Baptist Church in Southern Pines."

RIP Phil
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Old 10-21-2008, 14:07   #2
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Old 10-21-2008, 14:13   #3
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Rest In Peace MSG. Thank You for your service.
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Old 10-21-2008, 15:04   #4
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Rest In Peace MSG Salzwedel!

Thank you for your service!
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Old 10-21-2008, 15:49   #5
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Rest In Peace MSG. Thank You for your service.
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Old 10-21-2008, 23:23   #7
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Rest in peace MSG Salzwedel.
You ask; What is our policy? I will say; “It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.” You ask; What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.-Winston Churchill
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:32   #8
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RIP, MSG Salzwedel

via con Dios..
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:39   #9
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Rest In Peace MSG Salzwedel.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:44   #10
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RIP, Warrior......

I believe that SF is a 'calling' - not too different from the calling missionaries I know received. I knew instantly that it was for me, and that I would do all I could to achieve it. Most others I know in SF experienced something similar. If, as you say, you HAVE searched and read, and you do not KNOW if this is the path for you --- it is not....
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:57   #11
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Remember him from SERE as a great instructor and very knowledgeable. Rest in peace.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:06   #13
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Old 10-22-2008, 14:12   #14
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RIP MSG Salzwedel

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Old 10-22-2008, 17:33   #15
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Damn shame...I remember him from SERE--great instructor. Rest easy in the final safehouse, MSG.
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