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My Brother's Death

All: I apologize if this is a little off topic, but this is my first post to lightstalkers (longtime listener, first time caller).

This past week my Brother, Chief Warrant Officer Gary Marc Farwell was killed with two others when their blackhawk helicopter crashed on a training flight in Germany…he survived four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan; this is like getting sucker punched by Andre the Giant in his pre-heart condition prime.

Some of you might be interested in his stories and pictures, which we are collecting on his Memorial Website. www.garymarcfarwell.com .

Thanks for indulging me, keep up the good work.

by Matthew Farwell at 2010-02-07 00:52:33 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I followed that story in the news — very sorry to hear about your brother. Condolences to you and your family.

by [former member] | 07 Feb 2010 01:02 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Hey Matthew, Very sorry to hear of your loss.
My Condolences to you and your family.
Take Care.

by Pete Woronowski | 07 Feb 2010 01:02 | Saskatchewan, Canada | | Report spam→
I’ve also noticed the helicopter crash in the news, some days ago..
..it’s really an irony, Matthew.
Sincere condolences to you, the rest of your family and your brother’s close friends.


by Jonnek Jonneksson | 07 Feb 2010 02:02 | Athens, Greece | | Report spam→
This is a strong story and although I have not seen the news yet on this (saw it reported) I am thinking of you, your family and your brother.


by David Bro | 07 Feb 2010 02:02 | orange county, california, United States | | Report spam→
All the best for you and ur family. So sorry to hear that.
U have to be strong, cause u already are sharing this with us.
My condolences.

by Oscar Pinal | 07 Feb 2010 04:02 | Ourense, Spain | | Report spam→
Hi Matthew, sorry to hear about your brother. Thanks for sharing the site.

by [former member] | 07 Feb 2010 05:02 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
I’m very sorry to hear about your brother.
My condolences to you and your family.

by [former member] | 07 Feb 2010 06:02 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
my sincere condolences to you, your family and friends.

by J-F Vergel | 07 Feb 2010 12:02 | New York, NY, USA, United States | | Report spam→
Dear Matthew,
My Condolences to you and your family.

by German Avagyan | 07 Feb 2010 15:02 | Tbilisi, Georgia | | Report spam→
rest brother. mourn the death, but never cease to celebrate his life

by [former member] | 07 Feb 2010 15:02 | Oakland California, United States | | Report spam→
We didn’t know it then, but I was embedded with Matt’s platoon in Afghanistan – Only years later, during a random stateside conversation, did we realize that we’d been a humvee apart in a small convoy that snaked it’s way through the mountains along the Pakistani border.

In the small world that is LS, I don’t doubt that some of us have crossed paths with his brother, or strapped into his blackhawk at some point during the course of those four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

all my respect to the Farwell family – and thanks for getting us home to ours.


by teru kuwayama | 07 Feb 2010 17:02 | Palo Alto, California, United States | | Report spam→
Dear Matthew:

i am sorry to hear about your loss and I will forward your link to as many PJ’s and servicemen and women that I know. Thank you for sharing your brother’s life and story and pictures with us.

My family’s love and condolences for you, your parents and your entire family.

Though, indeed, the body surrenders, the life really lives on and that is to be cherished.

All our respect to you and your family

by [former member] | 07 Feb 2010 17:02 | Toronto, Canada | | Report spam→
i`m sorry to hear about your brother.
Keep his ideas alive.

by Ruediger Carl Bergmann | 07 Feb 2010 20:02 | Augsburg, Germany | | Report spam→
Dear Matthew.My Condolences to you and your family. Best.Ricardo.

by Ricardo Garcia | 08 Feb 2010 10:02 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
Be strong and keep yer head up, Matt.

by Bill Putnam | 08 Feb 2010 23:02 | Washington, D.C., United States | | Report spam→
Sincere condolences to you, your family and your friends too.

by Valentin Bianchi | 09 Feb 2010 11:02 | Liège, Belgium | | Report spam→
May you and everyone in your family live long to ougow the pain. My condolences.

by Olarotimi Onayemi | 12 Feb 2010 18:02 | Trabzon, Turkey | | Report spam→
Mathew, thank you for sharing here. I looked over the site and it is a very cool way to remember and honor your brother. My prayers will be with you and the family.

by Joseph Molieri | 13 Feb 2010 01:02 | Philadelphia, United States | | Report spam→
Dear Matthew, my Condolences to you and your family.

by Mirko Jankovic | 13 Feb 2010 02:02 | Graz, Austria | | Report spam→
sorry to hear of your loss.
My Condolences to you and your family.

From Bangkok,

by MARUETEA | 20 Feb 2010 02:02 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Dear Matthew,

nothing can compare to the shock of losing someone you love so suddenly. I know the pain of getting a phone call that shatters your world.

All that is to say, I’m so sorry for your loss.


by duckrabbit | 20 Feb 2010 15:02 | UK, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
My condolences to you and your family.

by Ari Jankelowitz | 20 Feb 2010 19:02 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

Thanks so much—these were the most sincere and heartfelt responses I’ve gotten from anyone except for ODA guys and fellow Infantrymen…Thanks again for everything. I’m glad to be a part of such a great community.


by Matthew Farwell | 08 Mar 2010 02:03 | Virginia, United States | | Report spam→

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Matthew Farwell, Writer/Student Matthew Farwell
Paktika , Afghanistan
Pete Woronowski, Photographer Pete Woronowski
Saskatchewan , Canada
Jonnek Jonneksson, photographer Jonnek Jonneksson
Athens , Greece
David Bro, freelance editorial David Bro
freelance editorial
Orange County , United States ( LAX )
Oscar Pinal, Photographer Oscar Pinal
Ourense , Spain
J-F Vergel, photographer J-F Vergel
New York, Ny , United States ( JFK )
German Avagyan, Photo Journalist German Avagyan
Photo Journalist
Ma , United States
teru kuwayama, I/O teru kuwayama
New York , United States
Ruediger Carl Bergmann, Photographer / Artist Ruediger Carl Bergmann
Photographer / Artist
Augsburg , Germany ( MUC )
Ricardo Garcia, Photojournalist Ricardo Garcia
(Ricardo Garcia)
Barcelona , Spain
Bill Putnam, Producer. Bill Putnam
Washington, D.C. , United States
Valentin Bianchi, Photographer Valentin Bianchi
Liège , Belgium
Olarotimi Onayemi, Journalist, Writer Olarotimi Onayemi
Journalist, Writer
(Times Media Group, London, UK)
Lagos , Nigeria ( LAG )
Joseph Molieri, Photographer Joseph Molieri
Philadelphia , United States ( PHL )
Mirko Jankovic, Photojournalist Mirko Jankovic
Zagreb , Croatia
MARUETEA, Fixer,Photographer,Co-ord MARUETEA
Bangkok , Thailand
duckrabbit, Journalism duckrabbit
(sparks may fly)
Uk , United Kingdom
Ari Jankelowitz, writer, photographer Ari Jankelowitz
writer, photographer
New York , United States


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