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patmoore  (D 1814)

Aug 20, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Just wanted to make sure you knew that Gene Paul Thacker passed away this morning.

I first met him in the 1960s. He contributed greatly to the sport over the years. I had a chance to reconnect with him at Bill Ottley's memorial service a few years back.

Rest in Peace Gene Paul. You've earned it.


Spooky52  (D 4501)

Aug 20, 2012, 1:16 PM
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Sad news, indeed, Pat. While I don't believe I ever had the pleasure of meeting him in person, his name was certainly well known and he was one of the "heroes" of skydiving. May he rest in peace. Blue skies, Gene


steve1  (D 23640)

Aug 21, 2012, 7:57 AM
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When I was just starting int the sport (in the 70's), I read Parachutist from cover to cover. There was picture after picture of this tough looking Army sargent named Thacker in almost every issue. I found out later that he was a Green Beret, Golden knight, etc. etc.

I figured that someday, I'd like to meet him. I'm sorry for everyone's loss.


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