Blue Skies for ever brother!!! You will be dearly missed by all. It's not gona be the same with out you at chip. I didn't know you as well as some but I enjoyed hanging out with you winters at chip....was also alot of fun going through the aff course with you. I laugh remembering your reaction as I tracked away with our examiners pilot chute in hand. Glad you could share the laugh with me.
My heart goes out to all my friends at Chip, Baldwin, and of course Gang Green. Please know I am thinking about each of you tonight as I light a candle. Todd lived a good life and gave all he had to his passion, remember that along with all the great memories we all share.
who has a great pic of Todd they can post? There are alot of people out there who won't remember him by name, because he was such a quiet presence on the dz. But when it comes down to it, who could forget that smile? Surely somebody has a terrific pic to post? Gonna think about you and miss you for a long time Todd. Blue skies to you.
I don't know what to say. Todd was a great guy. It's rare that you meet someone in this sport with the level of sustained enthusiasm that Todd had for the sport. What a shock your going to be missed my friend. I raise my glass to a great skydiver.
My best memory of Todd's last day was watchting him pack up one of our newer jumpers big slipperies just to do something nice, and asking me who's rig it was and saying it was a bear to pack. Doing a solid for a stranger when that person wasn't watching; that's just plain kind, decent and cool. J
(This post was edited by fff3 on Aug 8, 2008, 10:03 PM)
I can't believe it. Every year at Quicy, then Rantoul, Todd was the constant bigger than life presence in the organizer tents. He was the kind of guy you could see only at a boogies each year, but it was like you knew him your whole life. An easy friend. He was my image of what an athlete in this sport could aspire to, ever since I started out. Rest in peace brother. Blue skies.
(This post was edited by ckoehler on Aug 9, 2008, 2:44 PM)
I met Todd Thursday. So did my son. Todd took my son aside and spent 20-30 minutes discussing turns and other things associated with a D jump. I also watched him coach a couple of A jumpers. Note: he wasn't jumping with these guys (or us); he was just helping and imparting his great knowledge and experience to us newbies. Wow. What a guy.