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Old 12-23-2017, 09:47 AM   #16
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A good guy and friend. I hope he rest in peace with his lovely wife.
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:33 AM   #17
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I had dealings with Willi - may his soul Rest In Peace and god bless him - he was a lovely man and a gracious soul - he will be much missed - all the best to his family - he was a really nice guy
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Old 12-28-2017, 02:13 AM   #18
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A very bad news it missed and will missing in this forum .
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:40 PM   #19
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Very sad news to hear! Now he is with his wife again that he talked so much about. Thank you for your time Willi, take care my friend!
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:05 PM   #20
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From Willi's sister.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:18 PM   #21
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Sad news Marion and thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Willi was a hell of a nice guy and I remember looking at, and learning from his displays at the MAX and SOS.

My condolences go out to all that knew him, but especially Chris Mason as I know what good friends they were.

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Old 01-12-2018, 02:09 PM   #22
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Hello all - I have added this link from another ongoing thread.

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Old 01-26-2018, 03:01 PM   #23
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That is too bad. Sorry to hear this.
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:58 AM   #24
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Sorry to hear of this. Years ago I had to fly back from Germany to Walter Reed for some medical treatment. Knowing that I was stuck in D.C. and bored, Willi graciously invited me over and we spent a couple hours going through some of his eye-popping collection. We'd only known each other indirectly through some mutual friends and I was but a poor Heer collector on a soldier's budget, but Willi was kind and trusting enough to have me over and show me some really valuable items. He was a class act.
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