RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

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RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by HawkbitAlpha » Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:20 am

Today, we celebrated YSFHQ veteran Gunny's 69th birthday, even though he hasn't appeared on the site in over a month. Well, given his age, I feared the worst and went searching... and my fears were justified: it does appear that our old friend passed away last month, as his name, description, and exact age all appeared the day after his last HQ visit in a New Iberia obituary.
New Iberia- Private services will be held at a later date for Joseph Arthur Correia III, 68, who passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 in New Iberia.

A resident of New Iberia, Mr. Correia was born on July 25, 1952, in Gardner, Massachusetts, to Joseph Arthur Correia and Patricia Ann Demarest Correia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and served our country during the Vietnam War.
I only talked to him a few times, but I have a good feeling of how much he meant to this community. That said, I think I speak for everyone here in saying that we're all going to feel his absence in some way or another.

Rest in power, you absolute legend.

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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia (1952-2021)

Post by Ace Lord » Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:45 am

Gunny was definitely a fun, colorful character and arguably one of our most beloved members. The fact that he passed on my birthday, well, as Bob Ross famously put it... "gotta' have a little sadness once in a while so you know when the good times come."

You will be sorely missed and your creations that you shared with us will be cherished. O7
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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia (1952-2021)

Post by Nodoka Hanamura » Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:08 am

Came to pay my respects. Rest in peace, Gunny.
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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by jsu2 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:34 am

Rest in peace, man. My prayers go out to his family. O7

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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by FreezingFalcon » Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:34 pm

My condolences and prayers to him and his family. Thank you very much for your countless contributions to this community. You will surely be missed. :cry:
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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by Thomascook221 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:38 pm

Holy, Rest in Peace Gunny. What a wonderful contributions to this community. :(
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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by u2fly » Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:01 pm

Rest in Peace, Gunny.
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Post by tigershark » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:15 pm

RIP Gunny. may the angels fly with you and you always be remember. RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny . hand on my heart and god bless.

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Post by Bear » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:42 pm

CAVU, Gunny.
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Post by Culkster » Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:22 pm

Farewell "Gunny", and thank you :cry:

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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by decaff_42 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:23 pm

I'm sure going to miss him. He was a pillar in the community. I remember when I was first learning to make maps, he gave me a lot of help and encouragement.
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Post by Turbofan » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:21 am

Condolences to his family. One of the community's greats all around, an exceptional member. Thankful for his service to the country and his wonderful contributions to the YS Flight community. RIP Gunny.
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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by Ruskiwaffle1991 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:59 am

May he rest in peace.
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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by wingzfan99 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:29 am

Damn. This was certainly not the news I wanted to return to. Gunny was an absolute legend in this community and will be severely missed.

Per his wishes, some months (years?) back I published his entire collection of addons here on the site. He was so dedicated to this community that he mailed the files to me on a flash drive and specifically asked that we protect the collection and make it available down the road for future players. I don’t have the link handy, but search the forum and you’ll find it.

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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by Swift » Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:16 am

I never got to really talk to him but always saw him around, almost like the family grandfather. Of all the communities to choose from, he chose us. Some of us have grown up here on this forum with him guiding them along. While I wish I could've gotten to know him better during my time here, i'll always be thankful for his contributions to our little group and the laughs he brought along with him.

Rest in Peace Gunnery Sergeant! o7
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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by HawkbitAlpha » Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:56 am

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Per his wishes, some months (years?) back I published his entire collection of addons here on the site. He was so dedicated to this community that he mailed the files to me on a flash drive and specifically asked that we protect the collection and make it available down the road for future players. I don’t have the link handy, but search the forum and you’ll find it.
...I was not mentally prepared for the sheer size of this file.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/ne2kqr3a ... y.zip/file
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Post by Bear » Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:21 pm

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Post by Dan » Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:19 pm

During the times i got to speak to Gunny he was really down to earth and was more than happy to talk about his time serving in the marines to me, which was fascinating. He has done some fantastic work for us over the years and I’m sure his spirit will still continue to live on in this community through his addons and his good nature. My condolences go out to his family during this time.

Rest In Peace Gunny. It t was a pleasure to meet you and you will always be remembered!
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Post by Pilot1215 » Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:18 am

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Gunny. Gonna miss seeing you around on here, and the occasional conversation.
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Re: RIP: YSFlight veteran J.A. "Gunny" Correia III (1952-2021)

Post by MD5Ray01 » Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:27 pm

It is said that a person dies two deaths: one when they pass away and are buried and one when they're forgotten. I don't think Gunny will be forgotten by any of us due to his contributions to the community.

Rest in peace, Gunny.
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