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Ex-US serviceman found dead in room surrounded by cash and valuables

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7 hours ago, wvavin said:

True love in Thailand? Sad to say, its fat hope as long as you are a farang. 

With your attitude i am not surprised but most of us do all right.

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8 minutes ago, TerrylSky said:

Strange story; how and why did he die? That's the question.

 

He was 71, that might be a clue.

 

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8 hours ago, NextStationBangkok said:

R.I.P.

 

Sad to see his life ended. 80,000 Baht is almost $2300 a month.

 

I am sure he lived like a king for this money in Thailand, I am not sure why it is not enough in US for a retired life ?

 

Actually for a very simple life, and to interact with normal people, we don't need lot of money. We need true love and friendship.

 

$1,400 for Obama care, Minimum $900-$1,000 for rent Plus utilities and food.... can't do it! (In America)

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5 hours ago, fish monger said:

Perhaps the most ridiculous argument response "you can always go home"...Is that the best you can offer...? The guy made a serious and valid statement and I am sure many others here would agree with him. Why must you be so invidious.......You might wish to Google that, since you like to read so much. RIP to the gentleman that passed. And thank you for your service, sir.

What a rude, insulting post! Many here agree with me it seems. 

 

So many Thai-haters here make these forums painful to read. 

 

"Thank you for your service", only a Yank would say that.

 

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1 minute ago, ThaiCitizen said:

What a rude, insulting post! Many here agree with me it seems. 

 

So many Thai-haters here make these forums painful to read. 

 

"Thank you for your service", only a Yank would say that.

 

Maybe you should "GO" then, don't read things you can't handle. You started the insults.

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1 hour ago, TerrylSky said:

Strange story; how and why did he die? That's the question.

 

Why strange ?

Maybe this picture could end all speculations that it was not a suicide?  

This is the brown envelope posted in Thai media. I would also call this a farewell note. 

 

 

Lxq.jpg

 

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6 hours ago, Get Real said:

Poor is because had to depart from all his money, and lost means that it might have been the only way out or that still the soul is restless for not solving the case if there is one to solve.
Mass grave of farangs simply points to all that comes here and die or get killed.

However, just didn´t think you would get it. Never mind. Cheers!

What is there to get? All ridiculous...

 

1. Everyone leaves behind their money when they die.

2. There is no indication or implication of foul play.

3. Mass graves means many people were buried in the same pit... but if you want to use it metaphorically, I guess every country has expats that go there and will eventually die there... think of the millions of Thai scattered about the globe - more than 100,000 in Los Angeles. Will they end up in metaphorical mass graves too?

 

 

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11 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

What is there to get? All ridiculous...

 

1. Everyone leaves behind their money when they die.

2. There is no indication or implication of foul play.

3. Mass graves means many people were buried in the same pit... but if you want to use it metaphorically, I guess every country has expats that go there and will eventually die there... think of the millions of Thai scattered about the globe - more than 100,000 in Los Angeles. Will they end up in metaphorical mass graves too?

 

 

Matbe my comment has to do with that you don´t see Thai people same much in the news in LA, like you do here. Yoiu also don´t see Thai people coming to LA or any other city or country and just sit in bars drinking beers talking to other of the same version of unhealty human beings. However that might have nothing to do with this mans death, but it can relate to sarcasm and metaphorical statements that might be more irght than wrong.

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4 minutes ago, Get Real said:

Matbe my comment has to do with that you don´t see Thai people same much in the news in LA, like you do here. Yoiu also don´t see Thai people coming to LA or any other city or country and just sit in bars drinking beers talking to other of the same version of unhealty human beings. However that might have nothing to do with this mans death, but it can relate to sarcasm and metaphorical statements that might be more irght than wrong.

This is really a ramble - I cannot make any sense of what you are trying to say... good luck to you and watch out for the hangover in the morning. 

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1 hour ago, balo said:

 

Why strange ?

Maybe this picture could end all speculations that it was not a suicide?  

This is the brown envelope posted in Thai media. I would also call this a farewell note. 

 

 

Lxq.jpg

 

The envelope is dated June 2016, so certainly not a farewell note, just a man who planned for the future.

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rest in peace soldier   you covered it...

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Nokia phone?  A Windows phone?

 

I think I see the problem 🤓

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Read the report carefully.

The police contacted his relitaves on that cellphone they found is his room.

So he was regularly in contact with his relatives.

And how do you know that his was a 'wasted Life'

It may not have been a ' plain Vanilla White Bread life, but  he chose it himself.

Don't make such judgements, he chose his life, and that is more than many do.

 

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ID: 66   Posted (edited)

Thank you for your service to your country fellow American.

RIP.

 

Sounds like his "retirement extension of stay" money plus a little more in his accounts. No way to know what he had back in the USA.

 

Military pension, social security and Veteran's Administration hospital he could have been OK in a small town in the USA.

 

I am thinking, just like me, the USA is boring now and there is lots of fun in Thailand, even at 71. And much better hospitals for far less money.

 

And yes a completely classless and tacky story releasing his name.

 

 

Edited by NCC1701A
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ID: 67   Posted (edited)

On 17/02/2017 at 0:19 PM, jenifer d said:

 

...those of us foreigners who came here  not as neo-colonialists but rather to immerse ourselves in the culture and language and AUTHENTIC experience neither need you nor want you here...

You seem to be making a not-so-veiled suggestion that you are better than anyone who doesn't have the same interests or values as you, you're not.  Do you really think anyone cares who you 'neither want nor need here'?

 

By the way, any experience any of us have here that involves Thais or any part of Thai culture is experiencing something AUTHENTIC whether you approve of it or not.

Edited by gdgbb
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19 hours ago, IMA_FARANG said:

Read the report carefully.

The police contacted his relitaves on that cellphone they found is his room.

So he was regularly in contact with his relatives.

And how do you know that his was a 'wasted Life'

It may not have been a ' plain Vanilla White Bread life, but  he chose it himself.

Don't make such judgements, he chose his life, and that is more than many do.

 

Read the report carefully.  The police hadn't contacted any relatives, they hoped to be able to contact them from information in the phone, there was no indication in the report that he was in regular contact with anyone.  I've got numbers in my phone of people I haven't had contact with for over 20 years.

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Am I the only one who actually locks  his phone?

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On ‎17‎/‎02‎/‎2017 at 9:49 AM, cheechee said:

not everyone wants to watch corn grow.   maybe guy wanted Chicks to play with.................hehehehehe.     YOU DONT need to make judgements about the deceased.

I am the  American who is Executor and took possession and burned My Friend.  Nothing. Absolutely NOTHING on all these posts (basically)  is accurate. TOTALLY FAKE !!

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1 hour ago, greg lewis said:

I am the American who took possession of his body, belongings and his Executor. Most of this "fake Newz" is just that ! Fake! He was burned at a most BEAUTIFUL  Temple in the Countryside and his ashes are here by My side now and He has his Coffee. He was NOT married. Few things are missing only.  No Drama. No Problema and nothing but Peace,Happiness and Positive Outcome. I PRAISE the Police of Prachuap Kiri Khan , those on site Security Thai Men (2) and all involved.  The End

Thank you for the report - - funny how posters here are so negative that this passing was blown as high as mass graves... I am sorry for the loss of your friend.

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On 2/17/2017 at 2:14 AM, davidstipek said:

$1,400 for Obama care, Minimum $900-$1,000 for rent Plus utilities and food.... can't do it! (In America)

not quite that much for obamacare, but 2300 for america can be done if and if he is lucky enough to live in a house with relatives that put him up, much as my sister houses my mother and I contribute.  at his age he would be eligible for medicare, which with extra supplements would be about $300.  Lease a car or own a car if still driving. Car insurance, food, utilities as you say. 

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ID: 74   Posted (edited)

4 hours ago, greg lewis said:

I am the American who took possession of his body, belongings and his Executor. Most of this "fake Newz" is just that ! Fake! He was burned at a most BEAUTIFUL  Temple in the Countryside and his ashes are here by My side now and He has his Coffee. He was NOT married. Few things are missing only.  No Drama. No Problema and nothing but Peace,Happiness and Positive Outcome. I PRAISE the Police of Prachuap Kiri Khan , those on site Security Thai Men (2) and all involved.  The End

Thanks for the feedback Greg.... we all appreaciate it... well, most of us anyway.

 

im glad someone (you) were there to oversee the mans departure and condolences to his near and dear 👍

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Out of respect for  the ex service man who has passed away, this topic has been closed due to a number of negative and false remarks.

 

 

6 hours ago, greg lewis said:

I am the American who took possession of his body, belongings and his Executor. Most of this "fake Newz" is just that ! Fake! He was burned at a most BEAUTIFUL  Temple in the Countryside and his ashes are here by My side now and He has his Coffee. He was NOT married. Few things are missing only.  No Drama. No Problema and nothing but Peace,Happiness and Positive Outcome. I PRAISE the Police of Prachuap Kiri Khan , those on site Security Thai Men (2) and all involved.  The End

Thank you for the report - - funny how posters here are so negative that this passing was blown as high as mass graves... I am sorry for the loss of your friend.

 

I am the  American who is Executor and took possession and burned My Friend.  Nothing. Absolutely NOTHING on all these posts (basically)  is accurate. TOTALLY FAKE !!

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