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Ralph P 09-18-2013 02:56 PM

Rick Lundstrom
Name of WAF collector, membership level and known as on the WAF: Rick Lundstrom. Rick joined the forum 19 Febrary 2001 and was a member of the forum for a number of years. Rick passed away on 18 September 2013. On this forum he was known as Rick Research. He was a collector who very much was into history and wanting know everything related to the period items he studied and researched. Bottom-line, Rick knew his subject area and will be greatly missed and a huge loss throughout the collector community.

WAF user account background:

Collecting interests: Imperial along with other European and Russian history

Articles, books published or other achievements: Gifted writer on many forums; his willingness to assist fellow collectors

Comments from fellow WAF forum membership (sampling from thread):

Simon O. 09-18-2013 03:20 PM

Ricks unparalleled level of knowledge and skill in researching the most obscure career histories will be missed by the entire collecting community.

Don D. 09-18-2013 04:30 PM

His generosity and willingness to help out a fellow collector will be sorely missed.

Laurence Strong 09-18-2013 05:21 PM

When I saw the post all I could think was "Noooo..This can't be true.........". In so many ways, such a great loss.

I would have truly enjoyed meeting him in person.

RIP Rick


stevenn 09-18-2013 06:22 PM

I am shocked and greatly saddened by the news. I honestly don't know what to say. We emailed and talked back and forth many times. Rick was one of the most interesting and kind people I've ever talked to. He is going to be missed by all of us. Please, pass my condolences on to his family.


Darrell 09-18-2013 07:39 PM

The "Dungeon" will never be the same.

Tiger 1 09-19-2013 01:31 PM

Godspeed my friend. Thank you for everything. I will miss you.
My condolences to your family.


MauserKar98k 09-19-2013 04:56 PM

Rick's passing leaves a huge void in the field of Imperial scholarship. He was a gentleman and was always willing to put forth his time in the pursuit of knowledge. He will be missed by myself and many here.

Jon Fish 09-19-2013 05:10 PM

Gone, but not forgotten. Rick will live on through the many threads and contributions captured in WAF history. Tragic and premature ending to a life.
RIP Rick and strength to his family at this difficult time.

McCulloh 09-19-2013 05:17 PM

Test. Moderator of this forum Ralph is aware of this post.

Bob Hritz 09-19-2013 06:30 PM

Rick was a gentleman and a scholar, in the truest sense of the word. He will be missed and a great loss will be felt by all who knew him.

Bob Hritz

Mil-Archive 09-19-2013 08:55 PM

That is horrible news. I dealt with him on GMIC several years ago and suffice to say the breadth of his knowledge was mindblowing. Very sad news and a great loss to this hobby.


Richard 09-19-2013 09:26 PM

Not just a loss for the collector community for his knowledge and his ability to research even the most obscure data, but a loss for the world in general of a kind, giving and genuine person. He put his heart and soul into helping those of us learn about the objects we collect. I gained a wealth of knowledge from him about many of the Imperial, as well as 3rd Reich objects in my collection. RIP my friend, until we meet again.
Richard V

andrewb 09-19-2013 09:54 PM

Rick helped me with my NSDAP ribbon bar over on GMIC. He didn't know me but went out of his way to give advice. A measure of the man.

To lose someone this way is such a shock. Going about your own business then gone in an instant. Sometimes life is just not fair.

Gone to a greater place now.


John F. 09-20-2013 12:51 PM

Rick and I didn't always agree on a few subjects, topics and issues but I always respected his position and opinion. Rick was a walking encyclopedia when it came to imperial orders as well as other collecting fields and his knowledge and expertise will not easily be replaced.

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