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Old 01-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Name of WAF collector, membership level and known as on the WAF: John Van Der Heijden was also known on the forum by his user name JOHN VD HEIJDEN. John was a LIFE MEMBER of this forum and had been a member from 14 September 2002. He passed away 27 January 2013. Further, here is his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/john.vanderheijden.14?fref=ts

WAF user account background:
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ber.php?u=1567

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Collecting interests:
bevo eagle's (insignia)

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Comments from fellow WAF forum membership (sampling from thread):
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=649373
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Truly sad to hear about his passing, the WAF lost an amazing resource on insignia and more importantly an amazing person. RIP John! Safe travels ahead. Matt
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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John was the "go to" guy when it came to Bevo insignia. He would take the time to answer any and all questions. A great loss within our collecting community. RIP and thanks for your help along the way.

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:34 AM   #4
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:31 AM   #5
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Farewell John - THANK YOU.

RIP

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #6
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What a tempting video - Ruhe in Frieden.

So young...
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #7
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #8
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Although I did not know John personally, I spoke with him quite often via the Forum,great guy...My sincerest condolences to his Family and friends.



Rest in Peace John.








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Old 02-08-2013, 10:47 PM   #9
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Man

I am so sad. I communicated with him several times and he was so kind. I show him a general bevo cockade and he was so excited and thanked me for showing him the photos. He had knowledge and passion

My sincere condolenced to his family
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:33 AM   #10
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I'm sorry to hear a fellow pashionated collecting Dutchmen has passed away at a very young age.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends

Rust in vrede John.

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #11
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This is sad news...I didn't knew John that personal either but had some contacts through the board with him, especially in the early days.

Allow me to express my sincerest condolences to his family and friends and wish them all the strength needed in these difficult times

John, rest in peace now...


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Old 02-10-2013, 04:08 PM   #12
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Sad John

Hello,
Like many here I did not know John personally, but I had e-mail contact with him on several occasions in regards to some tropical cloth that I have. John was always very helpful.

John passed at such a young age. I want to give my condolences to John's family-very sad.

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:09 AM   #13
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rust zacht John
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:50 AM   #14
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may I ask if an accident happened or a health issue
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:30 AM   #15
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Robert, since it is out in the open and on facebook ( but written in Dutch ) I think I can post it here. Tragically John took his own life....
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