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lgriffin

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Re: Thomas Joe Gantt
« Reply #3 on: Tue 07/09/19 02:30 PM »
Rest in peace, Joe. Good man.

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Ryan K

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Re: Thomas Joe Gantt
« Reply #2 on: Thu 06/27/19 05:01 PM »
I recall seeing him a few times at Wake Tech. Nice fellow.

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Thomas Joe Gantt
« Reply #1 on: Wed 06/26/19 05:35 PM »
 :( Our fellow modeler Thomas Joe Gantt passed away this morning. No details yet. Joey was the very first person I met at the first IPMS contest I attended at The Achievement School in Raleigh in May 1989. #2 was probably Lee Griffin. Joey was showing the then new Revell 1/48 F-89 Scorpion that day and may have won Best Aircraft. I won Best Naval Aviation with an equally new Revell 1/48 A-6E Intruder and he came up to me and told me what a nice job I'd done. He was that sort of person. Thank Goodness I wasn't competing against that one. Mine wasn't in the league with his F-89.  Resplendent in Natural Metal and Day-Glo paint. Impressive is an understatement. He was that sort of person. I think Joey was a charter member of Eagle Squadron but I'm not certain. I know he was a jet engine tech at SJAFB during the time IPMS/ES was formed.

You have slipped the surly bonds,
Blue Skies my friend,
William