Author Topic: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10  (Read 438621 times)

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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2010, 07:03:14 PM »
We miss our friend, he was definitely one of a kind. I’ll miss his genuine candor, company and friendship. Let's remember the good times my brothers, as they were many.  

May peace be with you C.

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Re: Christian Rataczak (azsarge) 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2010, 08:10:06 PM »
Quote from: "I Slap Fat Kids"
I don't think that I got a chance to meet him in person, but my prayers are with his family and friends.
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2010, 08:56:48 PM »
From Phoenix Shadow Company.  RIP bro we'll see you on the other side.
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2010, 09:16:12 PM »
Even though I never played along side him or meet him in person, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest In Peace.
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2010, 10:48:19 PM »
I'm still in shock to know that I will never see my freind or run a long side with him. I may have not gotten as close to Christian as most of my fellow teammates. But the times I did spend with him, I always enjoyed every moment. His sarcastic and witty humor always made a dull moment brighter. I now have a void amonst my friends that will be hard to close for while. I will miss him deeply.

Rest in peace Christian

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Styling the Ghetto earplugs / Summer 2004


Mikey getting his game face on with Christian by his side. December 2005 Red sleigh down event


Back in summer 2006 Tucson. Keeping his cool in the heat. Temperature that day was 110 degrees.
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2010, 08:38:16 AM »
R.I.P

give my condolences to his family and let them know he will not be forgotten
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2010, 11:46:29 AM »
RIP

Never got a chance to meet him.
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2010, 02:31:11 PM »
Fortunately I did know Christian, and I am the richer man because of it. I found out about this yesterday from Ron Bilodeau. I am truly shocked. I've known Christian from the early days of Airsoft Arizona (Mikey knows what I'm talking about) and I can say truthfully that there were few better. My heart goes out to his father and family. A father should never have to bury his son. It is not the natural order of things. So for Christian I offer this simple prayer...

May the Lord look upon you in delight, may He lift up his countenance on you and make His face shine down upon you and give you peace. Amen.

God Bless you Christian, you will be missed.

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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2010, 08:43:52 PM »
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It is with deep regret that I must inform you of the tragic an unexpected
death of SGT Christian Rataczak. SGT Christian Rataczak was assigned to C
Company 1/285th ARB and deployed with the battalion to Afghanistan in 2007.
Please keep SGT Christian Rataczak and his family in your thoughts and
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2010, 10:53:10 AM »
It is still not real to me that Cbone is gone, I think it is going to take a while for it to really set in, I am still in disbelief.  I regret not being closer these last couple years.
I was fortunate enough to hang with him last weekend for a few hours. I can't believe that is the last time I will see him.
I don't post on here much anymore, or play airball like I used to, but everyone from CT are still my closest friends.  To lose such a great FRIEND and teammate is really fucking rough.
Rest easy man.
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2010, 12:39:11 PM »
I played along side of Christian at one of the National Ops as well as a few local games.
However I knew him best here on the AA boards.
His contributions, camaraderie and friendship will be missed by all but more so by
the people that were lucky enough to truely know him.
R.I.P Comrade.
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2010, 03:12:55 PM »
Damn. Too young.
My condolences to his family.
Bye,Christian.
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2010, 03:55:20 PM »
RIP.  So sorry to hear this.  :(
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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2010, 03:14:26 PM »
Rest In Peace Christian and Like Vince Asked, "Save Me A Seat In Heaven" Little Brother,,,

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Re: azsarge 16 MAR 82 - 10 JUL 10
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2010, 01:58:05 PM »
This was on the memorial cards handed out at Christian's funeral today.
               

                   I'm Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things too I will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
I’m with God now, He set me free.
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