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Old 07-01-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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Skip Talbot.....

From: "Fifty Caliber Institute" <jb50bmg@cox.net>
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Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 10:32 AM
Subject: Sad news from The Nationals


As most of you know, this week is the Fifty Caliber National Championships at Raton, NM. This is the first year for the new championship format. Unlike previous years that were only 3 days, the addition of new competition classes has expanded the match format to a week. The match chairman for this year is Skip Talbot.

On Wednesday of the competition, Skip, dean of the fifty-caliber shooting sports, FCSA member #1, collapsed while on the firing line at Raton and had to be rushed to the hospital. He was diagnosed with internal bleeding of an unknown cause and emergency surgery was performed to remove his spleen. The prognosis was that he'd be in the hospital a week for recovery before being sent home. In the past few hours, however, his situation has deteriorated unexpectedly and the outcome is in doubt.

Please keep Skip, his wife Carmen, their family and friends in your prayers tonight.

Further information will be passed on as it is received. Watch the Fifty Caliber Shooters Assn and Fifty Caliber Institute websites for further updates.

www.fcsa.org

www.50cal.org

Both organizations send our best hopes and wishes to Skip. Without him, there would've been no extreme sport of fifty-caliber shooting.

Keith Pagel
Executive Director,
Fifty Caliber Institute
 
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:42 AM   #2
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Skip and his family will be in our prayers.

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Old 07-01-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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He will be in my prayers also.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 04:46 AM   #4
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Flash traffic outbound to the big guy... Skip is really good people and I hope for his sake, and the sake of his family that he pulls through. Please keep us up to date on this situation.

Mike
 
Old 07-04-2005, 12:48 PM   #5
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Skip Talbot passed away 7/1/05.

My prayers to his friends and Family.

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Old 07-04-2005, 01:20 PM   #6
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R.I.P. Skip Talbot

My prayers to his familly as well.

Terrible loss
 
Old 07-05-2005, 12:42 AM   #7
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Aw damn. I am a member of the FCSA, and always enjoyed reading what Skip wrote as well as the stories about him in the FCSA magazine. He was a major figure in the .50 caliber world. Damn shame........

BTW, if you are not a member of the FCSA, think about joining up. Lots of good articles in their mag, even if you don't yet own a .50. And they could use the numbers to help fight off the BS legislation the bone heads in congress are trying to pass.
 
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Rest in Peace Skip... You'll be missed.

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