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    Passing of Don Herring

    I have just been informed of the passing of Don Herring . Don was one of founding members of the 2ND VA VOL INF . He was a member of the N-SSA for more that 45 years . Don was retired form the U S Navy with 23 years of faithful service to our country .
    Arrangements are still being made.
    One of the things about getting older is the loss of long time friends . Donny was the one who got me into Skirmishing . He was my friend and mentor . He was best man at my wedding almost 40 years ago.
    We need to appreciate our friendships.
    Regards
    John Doyle # 3463 2ND VA VOL INF .

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    Sorry for your loss. Condolences to his family, friends and teammates
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    Co. B, 1st PA Cavalry would like to extend our condolences and prayers to Don's family and members of his team.
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    Don Herring......Oh my, the memories he evokes! Don, or "Donny" to us, was one of the real personalities at The Fort, and I am so glad that he considered Jackie and I to be his friends. Our fondest memory is when Jackie and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at a Fall National, Donny came over to our campsite with his guitar and gave us the most beautiful serenade! It is a wonderful memory that has never faded. We extend our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Dorothy, the Herring family, and to Donny's huge "Skirmish Family" for their loss. May God Bless him with the Eternal Rest he so richly deserves.

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    Donny was a long time close friend and fellow guitar picker. Sharing the music with him all those years was about one half of my skirmish life and I always looked forward to being part of his "Band" at the evening picking sessions. I always had the utmost respect for him and valued our friendship highly. He was a good man and will be missed.
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    Goodbye Don

    I first met Don and the 2nd VA at Revere PA skirmish in 78. Don and I hit if off from the start since we were both active duty and career military. Every National I would visit the 2nd VA campsite and lost a number of brain cells. At a Petersburg skirmish both teams the 7th NC and 2nd VA talked till 2 AM. That night I stole their flags and Don went all over the campsites to find them. I gave them back to him about 8 AM and told him to keep better track of his flags. For about 5 years after this he tried to get our flag but we always kept it inside at nights. He was character and I mean that in a good way. I will miss him and my heart goes out to Dorothy and his children. God bless you may friend!
    Dutch Schoenfeld
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