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Mark E. Jones IV
Old 01-26-2019, 05:37 AM   #1
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Name of WAF collector, membership level and known as on the WAF: Mark E. Jones IV from Austin Texas, he was also known as user Wurfmine. Mark was a forum association member on the WAF and had joined the forum on October 2005. Mark passed away on 19 January 2019. He lived his life as a free spirit and historian – as student of philosophy and academics.

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WAF user account background: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ber.php?u=8747

Collecting interests: Mark was active on a number of WAF sites during his time on this forum, including: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975, Cloth Headgear Forum and Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum


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Old 01-26-2019, 09:11 AM   #2
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"He lived his life as a free spirit and historian – as student of philosophy and academics."

Thanks very much for your announcement, Ralph. I didn't know Mark, but from your description, we will miss his input here on WAF. May he rest in well-deserved peace and rise in glory!

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Old 01-26-2019, 06:36 PM   #3
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I knew Mark from the time he was about 17 years old. He was a student of WWII battles and tactics as well as German uniforms, weapons, and equipment from a young age. In the last few years he had expanded his interested into the Vietnam Era, especially uniforms of the Special Forces.

We rode many miles together going to militaria shows, museums, gun shows, and antique shops. He was never boring, that was for certain. He would have been 47 on February 14th. He will be missed by all who knew him.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:35 PM   #4
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It was with genuine shock that I learned of Mark's death from DennyB. Mark and I had communicated several times in the past weeks and I expected to see him, as usual, at the SoS. I will miss his enthusiasm - and his deep appreciation for and understanding of the field service blouse as issued to German soldiers in the Second World War. R.I.P.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:06 PM   #5
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Many thanks for your reflection, DennyB -- "He would have been 47 on February 14th." -- that's FAR too young to pass on into glory...

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Old 01-28-2019, 02:01 PM   #6
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He was very young. What a tragedy.
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