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In remembrance of Mark C.

Ruger4meRuger4me Member, Moderator Posts: 2,111 ******
edited September 11 in General Discussion

I sure most if not all of us were shocked by the news of Mark's passing, for me is was a very sad post to read as It probably was for most. One of the things I truly enjoyed about Mark was his sense of humor, it was a little twisted imho much like my own and I'm pretty sure he would like to be remembered for it among lots of other good things about him. With that in mind I present this thread as a place to share some of your fond memories of him if you would like.

I'll start with the first line from an email he sent me when He, MJ and HPD were searching for new moderators:

"Hello. First, you aren't in any trouble in the forums!"

He then followed up with this after I told him yes i would be interested in being a moderator:

"Good morning, Bret.

I always start out with the "You haven't done anything wrong" disclaimer...unless of course someone has!"

Please share your fond memories of Mark also.

Bret (Ruger4me)


  • jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 23,576 ******
    edited September 11

    From a PM back in September 2021:

    "Jim, you make me laugh so often that I should ban you because of it. Of course I'd never do such a thing.

    Best, Mark C."

  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 30,638 ✭✭✭✭

    I got this from Mark awhile back.. Made me laugh when I got it...

    LOL! I gave you a "promote" for that. No one knows what promote actually does, but it is the GB forums highest award for posting. 

    Mark and I also had a few good conversation about our bourbon collections.. I wish we could have met and had a drink together.

  • Butchdog2Butchdog2 Member Posts: 3,351 ✭✭✭✭

    Just a thought.

    Remember it was not too long ago that MC put out a call for folks willing to be Mod's?

    Said he needed some help. Humm, I wonder what he might have known a bit of the future..

  • Toolman286Toolman286 Member Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭✭

    I haven't seen any mention about charitable donations in his memory. Instead of us making individual donations, perhaps someone with a business address could receive our checks. Then make one large donation, either to his charity or to his family to help out at this time.

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 2,385 ✭✭✭✭

    I got the" Hello, first you are not in any trouble on the forum." E-mail. My wife is very sick, and I am desperately trying to get out of the Socialist State of NY back to my native state of Virginia. Mark was so kind and got back to me right away when I informed him that I just would not have the time to be a moderator. I don't know how the "Forum" will ever find someone with all his attributes to fill his shoes. They say no one is indispensable but he is the exception to the rule. -----------------Ray

  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 68,750 ✭✭✭✭

    He called my car collection "Clunkers"... That was very funny .

  • gjshawgjshaw Member Posts: 14,635 ✭✭✭✭

    I met with Mark shortly after he came to Florida from California at some local gun shows. He showed his knowledge of a vast majority of guns that we looked at. We had several good communications on and off the forum. He came to my house to meet Kasey on one of her Florida runs and I got to see the mark C. Off the forum. He hated the traffic around Orlando and I had a feeling that he liked the slower country living better. His house was tastefully decorated from the pictures he showed me. I am truly saddened by his passing.

  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 11,065 ******

    I never got to meet Mark in person but we corresponded quite a bit here on the forums. He was a natural leader and always fair in his judgements and actions. I once ribbed him a bit about his decision to make member guesshots a moderator in the year 2085 or some such future date. His sense of humor was right up my alley! 😁

    With Mark's passing I feel the great loss of a good friend. This place will just not be the same without him around.

  • Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 23,042 ✭✭✭✭

    Spoke with him a few times over the telephone regarding purchases I made from him. Always a gentleman and professional.

    Have also received a couple of now cherished emails, one during one of my time-outs, and another that was just out of the blue and very much appreciated.

    His kind are few and far between, and we all are much richer for having him in our lives for these many years.

    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
  • nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 35,666 ******

    I didn't meet him in person, but we had many exchanges via the forums and email.

    He was one of the good ones, gone too soon.

  • dreherdreher Member Posts: 8,308 ✭✭✭✭

    I am like all of you, Mark will be missed.

    Was his passing a sudden thing or was this something that had been coming on for some time?? I also wonder about family left behind.

    We swapped more than a few Emails over a lot of years and I was always impressed with Mark. I'm not easily impressed so that says a lot.

  • roswellnativeroswellnative Member Posts: 9,804 ✭✭✭

    Fair and honest. What we all strive to emulate. Ros

    Although always described as a cowboy, Roswellnative generally acts as a righter of wrongs or bodyguard of some sort, where he excels thanks to his resourcefulness and incredible gun prowesses.
  • OakieOakie Member Posts: 38,840 ✭✭✭

    The Knowledge of the M1 Garand. WOW. Mark was also very knowledgeable about bourbons. He seemed to have a great feel for people , and was always willing to answer a question on many subjects. Yes, you could say we all loved Mark. He will truly be missed by all...........😪

  • gesshotsgesshots Member Posts: 15,683 ✭✭✭✭

    Been MIA for a few weeks and this was waiting at the top of the queue.

    RIP Mark

    We shared some good exchanges, here at GBGD !

    I will miss you.

    Fair winds and following seas ...


    It's being willing. I found out early that most men, regardless of cause or need, aren't willing. They blink an eye or draw a breath before they pull the trigger. I won't. ~ J.B. Books
  • William81William81 Member Posts: 22,845 ✭✭✭✭

    I will miss his humor and straight forward ways. We exchanged emails a few times over the years and I wish I had met him in person. He won an auction of mine for some Beretta APX magazines which was another platform he really enjoyed shooting....

    RIP Mark...

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 22,057 ✭✭✭✭

    I do not remember in the 22 yrs or so of being on here ever getting or sending a email to or from him which is a Good thing over all . No news is good news

    I will miss his input and his knowledge on the m1 and related gun stories

    And of course his sense of humor .it really shined when having to hammer some one or deporting to the misfit isle

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,100 ✭✭✭✭

    May he Rest in Peace,He will be missed as moderator.


  • JasonVJasonV Member Posts: 2,432 ✭✭✭

    Makes my Mark C. Garand all the more special.

    formerly known as warpig883
  • Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 37,784 ***** Forums Admin
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