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    Robert Conrad RIP
    March 1, 1935 - February 08, 2020
    One of my childhood heros.
    Over his long acting career, two of his shows were favorites of mine.
    I might have been in Kindergarden when I saw my first episode of Wild Wild West.
    Set in the Old West under President Grant, James West was the hard fighting secrect service agent always ready to brawl with the bad guys, and when things got too tough he'd pull some SciFi gadget out of a secret pocket to overcome what seemed insurmountable odds. Amazing stuff to a youngster like myself.

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    Much later he starred in another TV series I also enjoyed called Black Sheep Squadron (aka Baa Baa Black Sheep).
    A series loosely based on the exploits of Marine pilot Maj. Greg 'Pappy' Boyington (A real troublemaker, but also the winner of Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross). A hard drinking veteran of the Flying Tigers in China transplanted to the South Pacific where he managed to whip a rag tag batch of misfit pilots into one of the best fighter pilot squadrons of WWII. Lots of Japanese Zeros "flamed" during the course of the show, sometimes with actual WWII video footage. Meanwhile on the ground, lots of booze, fistfights, nurses, and clandistine black market deals.

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    RIP Bob. Your entertaining portrayals of bare knuckled bad-a$$es will always be fondly remembered by me.
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    Ted Phillips RIP
    1942-2020
    UFO Trace Evidence Pioneer
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    R.I.P. Bob Oechsler.

    We interviewed Bob some years ago.

    He passed away some days ago, on 6 June 2020, from lung cancer.

    Here is the interview we did with him some years ago:

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    Personal childhood heroine of mine.
    As a 12-year old pubescent boy entering manhood I had a hard time understanding the stirrings a leather clad, karate chopping minx brought out in me. Just knew I kinda liked it.
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    RIP Dianna Rigg
    Dead at 87yo.
    1938 to 2020.
    Known for her many award winning roles, Dianna Rigg will ever be secret agent Emma Peel from "The Avengers" (1960s TV Series) in my heart.
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    RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    March 15th, 1933 to September 18th, 2020
    Death from complications of pancreatic cancer.
    Served over 25 year as Justice on The Supreme Court of the USA.
    She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton,
    Only the second woman ever appointed.
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