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Looks like we've lost Jack Kelly

Discussion in 'R.I.P.' started by old goat, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. old goat

    old goat CH Dog

    Rest in peace old friend .
     
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  2. corvettedex

    corvettedex Top Dog Premium Member

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  3. AGK

    AGK GRCH Dog Staff Member

    R.I.P Jack. Sounds like he lived a good long life.
     
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  4. niko

    niko CH Dog

    R.i.P Jack
     
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  5. stedz

    stedz Pup

    RIP Jack,i was lucky enough to speak to jack on the phone several times in the past,he never tired of answering my questions,was as honest as the day is long,and a total gentleman.A true LEGEND.
     
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  6. grove

    grove Big Dog

    R.I.P. sire, you´ll never be forgotten...
     
  7. stinkrock

    stinkrock Top Dog

    R.I.P Mr. Jack Kelly
     
  8. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

    RIP J.K.
     
  9. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member

    Posted on FB by Sporting Dog Journal's page:

    Jack Kelly, one of the last dinosaurs of the sport passed away just a few weeks before his 93rd birthday. Mr. Kelly was a born and raised New Yorker who worked for the city for many years after serving in the United States Marine Corps and fought in the capture of Iwo Jima. With his 93 years, he was one of the most senior men in the world of the American Pit Bull Terrier today and over the many years, he has accumulated more knowledge about the dog game and its players than most of us could ever dream of. Of course, he was known for the many dogs he has been associated with, but I’m sure he was most noted for his publication, the Sporting Dog Journal, which he published for 30 years. Even though he has retired from publishing and the dogs many years ago, he never lost his interest or his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge about his favorite breed! I regret that I hadn't called him more often. Mr. Kelly's death marks the end of an era for sure! Rest In Peace!

    jack kelly.jpg
     
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  10. stedz

    stedz Pup

    The man was sheer class!
     
  11. Jacob

    Jacob Top Dog

    Yup gentleman for sure. We dont have many and when their gone its like a beautiful paiting with a hole in it. RIP MR KELLY.
     
  12. GK1

    GK1 Big Dog

    That Mr. Kelly participated in the capture of Iwo Jima and lived to 93 is no small feat. I wonder if he ever made it back there to visit.

    -Iwo Jima was the only Marine battle where the American casualties, 26,000, exceeded the Japanese -- most of the 22,000 defending the island. The 6,800 American servicemen killed doubled the deaths of the Twin-Towers of 9/11.”

    -As General James L. Jones, 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, said, "The valor and sacrifice of the Marines and Sailors who fought on Iwo Jima is, today and forever, the standard by which we judge what we are and what we might become."


    http://www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,NI_Iwo_Jima2,00.html
     
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  13. terry

    terry Pup

    jack...old buddy, R.I.P.....
     
  14. Gmann

    Gmann Pup

    R.I.P. Mr. Kelly
     
  15. david63

    david63 Top Dog

    R.I.P. Mr. Kelly = a good man indeed.
     
  16. springy

    springy Premium Member Premium Member

    R.I.P. Mr. Jack Kelly...
     

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