R.I.P. John Bonin E-mail
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Written by Norb Timpko   
Sunday, 11 November 2012 01:53

Or 2nd Texas Infantry to you. To us he was the newest member of our little brotherhood that spends all their free time trying to recreate history.

He was a stickler for detail and we would not have it any other way. We were recently contacted and told that he passed away on October 22nd. We do not know exactly what happened, but he is gone. We had not heard from him for a couple of weeks, but that's not unusual in our little world. We all take some time away.

It's hard to decribe the hole that's been created. We had been looking for an additional map guy and he just fit in perfectly. After many months of hard work, his maps are finally part of one of our products in Chancellorsville. He not only created great maps, but he found ways to make the engine shine. He replaced and tested all of our map assets and replaced many of them. He was working towards fine tuning all of our older maps. We still have a lot of his work around, so we will be going through his work and releasing it as we can finish it up.

We've created photo albums of his work on our facebook page: Scourge of War

You can also read more about this on his band's facebook page: World's Most Dangerous Band

His brother Patrick contacted us with this information. Our prayers go out to the Bonin family.

 
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago by t-storm #53979
yeah its sad....

i didn't know about him though, i just joined yesterday.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago by garyknowz #53328
Wow. Such a terrible tragedy. Made all the more poignant to learn he was just 34 - a few day shy his 35th. We always seem to lose many of our best and brightest, either by war, heroism, or tragedy, far too soon.

My most sincere prayers to the Bonin family.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago by Tacloban #53104
Very sad to hear this. I have exchanged some emails with him over the years and I felt like some real personality shown through the typing.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago by 4thMissInf.Co.F #53092
So very saddened and sorry to read this. I'm learning so much from so many here. May God Bless and comfort all of those left behind.

My best to all...
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago by Jim #53079
It is really sad to lose a comrade with no warning. We have a little better appreciation for how the line soldiers felt after a battle when one of their squad members that was there in the morning is gone forever.

Rest in peace John.

-Jim

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