Trenchers Bid Farewell to Our Brother, Oldvet, Rest in Peace

oldvetHere is the email we received followed by my response:

My name is —— I am the son of —— known on the internet chat forums and Militia sites as “OLDVET”.

According to Dads bookmarks, FTTWR was a site he frequented and voiced opinions on yours and several others, this was his favorite spot as it would seem.   

Here according to his files he listed 12 folks whom he thought were genuine Americans, names such as AngleNYC, NC, NWO#, Digger somebody, Joe, Cathleen, Henry, bulldog, JR, and a few others.

As his eldest it is my duty and privilege to handle these affairs for my Father. 

On Thursday April 3rd My Dad passed on. 

 We, I and my Sister, are as now just sorting through dads affairs and tying up his loose ends. Its quiet the chore if you can imagine.

I will not go into the details other than to say Pop had several years of failing health yet he fought a good fight to the end, with dignity and forbearance.  Much of his pain and trials he kept to himself and my Mother, bless her heart she would not rat Dad out, even to us.

My dad was a man who asked for no quarters nor did he give any, he was a hard and outspoken man but a morale and fair Father who set a high standard for the 3 of his kids and 7 grand kids.   

Many cussed him and some thanked him, yet I never saw my dad act in any way that would compromise his age old integrity as a True American Icon.

He was a man of strong opinions and moral convictions, and lived what he talked and spoke. He was a dinosaur.

Mr. Shivley, please let me know if my Father had any outspoken commitments or debts to any of the good folk there at FTTWR and we will try as we might to make recompense for such said.

With Sincerity and honour,


And here is my response to oldvet’s son:

Mr. ——,

Your father contributed his experience and knowledge to our people, and the only debt owed is from his country to him. We will let our readers know that oldvet has moved on. Our deepest condolences to you and your family and thank you for letting us know of the situation.

Kindest regards,

Henry Shivley

34 thoughts on “Trenchers Bid Farewell to Our Brother, Oldvet, Rest in Peace

  1. “Not gold, but only man can make
    A people great and strong;
    Men who, for truth and honor’s sake,
    Stand fast and suffer long.

    Brave men who work while others sleep,
    Who dare while others fly —
    They build a nation’s pillars deep
    And lift them to the sky”.
    A Nation’s Strength
    Walt Whitman

  2. Condolences from Bulldog and Missy.
    Your father was a great Man and True Patriot. He will be missed. His insight and experience was appreciated here.

    RIP OLD VET and I will see you on Fiddlers Green brother!

  3. I must echo funny farmers response. Honor and integrity, are traits that are hard to find now days. Oldvet obviously had those traits, and passed them on to you his son. I would be honored to shake his sons hand and give him a good hug. God bless you for the honor and respect you have forwarded to FTTWR. My heart grieves for what you are going through, as I have gone through loosing my parents in the past. Your father will be with you throughout your life. God speed brother.

    1. I’m still speechless. Thank you Paul and Funny Farmer for putting into words what I couldn’t/can’t at the moment.

      1. Aw Angel. My eyes are still watery. There are no words that express what I feel in my heart for his family.

  4. Rest in peace, Oldvet.

    I’ll always miss your words of wisdom. I’ve never met anyone who had a better understanding of things than you did, and I worried when I hadn’t seen you around in a while. I’m very sorry to hear about this, and as the Farmer pointed out, (above) you left the world a son to be proud of. That’s the best we can do.

  5. To the son of OLDVET,

    I’m greatly sorry for your loss. You’re father was a true patriot and a man of honor. Words cannot express how broken up I feel right now. We will never forget his friendship, his values, his experiences and everything he has contributed to our country. He will be greatly missed.

    My heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of your family. May he rest in peace and may God be with you and your family during this time.

  6. I remember seeing his name in the comments when I first entered the Trench, Be of good cheer family of Oldvet, you were well loved….

  7. I sent oldvet’s son the link to this announcement of his father’s death so he could read what our people had to say. This is his kindly reply:

    Mr Shivley I do thank you and much obliged for your attention in this matter. Dad would just smile….at all the fuss. He’d not be happy at all for me making over this with you folks…but he would also be pissed as hell If We did not inform you as to his whereabouts. LOL…he is/was a card for sure…

    Sir,..Many thanks to each of you folks for being a friend to my Father…it was Special to him ..and now to me likewise.

    Again many thanks and long live the REPUBLIC.

    IN warmest regards

    Oldvet was definitely an American national warrior, whose defiance to tyranny goes on unabated by his passing, as he has provided a fine man to step into his shoes.
    God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.

  8. Dear OLDVET’s son and family,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father, husband, and grandfather. He was greatly respected here at FTTWR, and his wise words were clear and well thought out with his compassion and passion apparent to all. I’m very saddened to learn he has passed, and I thank you for letting us know. During this difficult time, may you find your grief soon healed and be comforted with the best of your memories of him. You are a credit to him.

    Most sincerely,

  9. My deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father, husband and grandfather. He was a great American and a true Patriot. Thank you for letting us know of his passing. Your father will be greatly missed.

    With much love, respect and appreciation,

    . . .

  10. Oh my goodness, I do remember oldvets contributitions to this site. May your soul rest in peace oldvet.

    And to his son: your dad was a patriot, who believed in life, truth, and honor. He believed we would see a better day. And we will.

    My sincerest condolences to you and yours during your time of grieving. May you always remember him for the great man he was and always will be in so many peoples eyes.

  11. I think one of his posts was a first of those i read here.
    May the love of his heart live in his children and theirs.
    All my best.
    Scott Chaney
    USAF 73-79

  12. A true American patriot.
    My deepest sympathy to the son and family of oldvet. He will be greatly missed by myself and all of the other posters here. Not one to mince words, he called a spade a spade, and was firm in his beliefs. He was impossible not to like. He was very well-informed, as are the majority of posters on FTT. I always enjoyed our conversations, and appreciated his insight and candor. He had a great sense of humor as well, and some of his comments would crack me up. I’ll miss that.

    My prayers go out for his family. He was highly respected here, and we all share your loss.

    I would also like to thank his son for contacting Henry, and letting us know.

  13. Requiescat in Pace Oldvet, you will be missed, but never forgotten!

    My deepest condolences to the family of Oldvet. He raised a fine son, a true patriot!

  14. Many thanks to Oldvet’s son for giving those of us at the trenches a chance to pay our respects. Good American’s are hard to come by these days and today there is one less.

  15. I have no idea what the next life holds but hope old vet has found the fishing good and the hunting bountiful with a nice sun at his back there,RIP.

  16. Dear Son,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your Dads passing.
    My deepest sympathy and love to you and your family.

    Like your Dad, you are a fine person.
    When your Dad spoke about his family, you could feel the love and honor he felt.

    I will miss Oldvet posting here, please know your Dads light lives on in the hearts of all he touched.

    Thank you for contacting Henry, and letting us know.

    My love and my best to you and your family.

  17. Rest in Peace OLDVET.

    To: OLDVET’s Son & Family, my condolences, and I hope you will consider hanging around the site.

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