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From: Stuart, Florida, USA
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posted 08-14-2013 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is with a heavy heart that I write this, I received notification last night that Gordon Fullerton is entering Hospice care. It is public knowledge among the community.

I do not think it will be much longer according to what I read. He suffered a debilitating stroke some three years ago, that would have killed a lesser man.

What a hero. Not just in aviation, in space.


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From: Birmingham AL USA
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posted 08-14-2013 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Hospice is a wonderful service taking care of the needs of the patient as well helping the family.

David C

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posted 08-14-2013 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Mr Fullerton and his family.


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posted 08-14-2013 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, too.

Fra Mauro

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From: Maspeth, NY
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posted 08-14-2013 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A good man who deserves peace in his final days.


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From: Staten Island, New York USA
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posted 08-14-2013 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What heartbreaking news. As someone who recently lost a loved one while in a hospice, I can vouch for the fact that excellent, compassionate care is extended there in one's last days. May his family feel comfort and Col. Fullerton receive the best of care in his final journey in life.


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From: Albany, Oregon USA
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posted 08-14-2013 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just thinking about him recently, wondering how he was doing. Sorry to hear this news. What a great guy.


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posted 08-15-2013 04:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My sympathies to his family.

Dave Shayler

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From: Halesowen, West Mids, UK
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posted 08-15-2013 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Shayler   Click Here to Email Dave Shayler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was saddened to hear this news, Gordo was generous with his help on my Challenger book research back in 1987 and provided an excellent Foreword. His accomplishments at Dryden since leaving the astronaut office were equally commendable and all thoughts are with him and his family, friends and colleagues. Gordo is truly one of the 'original' American astronaut pioneers of the first era...a historic group of over 70 individuals many of us grew up with.

Bob M

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posted 08-15-2013 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sad news. He is one of the best.


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posted 08-16-2013 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My family's prayers are with Gordon Fullerton and his family. What a wonderful man he is.

Jurg Bolli

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From: Albuquerque, NM
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 08-16-2013 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sad indeed.

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