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Fare thee well

Whaaaa…? Weaponsman, gone?

I’m sorry to have to tell you all that my brother Kevin O’Brien, host of this blog, passed away peacefully this morning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

We are planning a celebration of Kevin’s life for all of his friends some time in early to mid-June, here in Seacoast NH. I will have details in a couple of days. All those who knew and loved Kevin, including all Weaponsman readers, are welcome, but we will need an RSVP. Again, I will make details available to those who write to This is not restricted to personal friends of Kevin, but space will be limited, and we will not be able to fit everyone. It will be a great opportunity to share memories of Kevin.

We will be looking for stories and pictures of Kevin! Please send to the email address.

I expect that some time after the celebration, I will be shutting down the blog. No one other than Kevin could do it justice.

Well, damn. I’ve quoted him plenty here, and it was always a privilege to do so. Read the linked post for more on this remarkable man; they simply ain’t making ’em like him anymore, to all our detriment.

Rest easy, Kevin. Bless you, and Godspeed; may you be in Heaven an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead, and may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. You will assuredly be missed, by more of us than you might ever have guessed. It ain’t like there’s so many of the good guys out there that we can afford to be losing any right now, y’know? His commentary was always informed, and well thought-out and put-together, and…well.

Damn. I’ll close with one of his pithiest quotes: “TRUMP. Make Artillery Great Again.” No, it ain’t precisely what you might think. But it still works just the same, in so many toothsome ways.

(Via WRSA and Aesop)


2 thoughts on “Fare thee well

  1. I was shocked as well.
    And Will Grigg passed away within the last couple weeks as well.
    Great voices silenced.
    The Reaper stalks us all. Some, he touches far to soon.

  2. WeaponsMan was my second home on the internet and Hognose was a brilliant man and incredible writer. A great loss to all People of the Gun.

    Hug your loved ones.

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