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Offline bushwhacker

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Ottawa Creek Bill
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:53:49 am »
I just saw posted on Facebook by his wife that Ottawa Creek,Bill Proctor passed away this morning. No information as of now about the service.  Rest In Peace.  Bill

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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 01:35:16 pm »
This is sad news.  He was one of the original Originals and one of the most talented men I've ever met.  I always hoped that he would find his way back to NCOWS.

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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 02:09:51 pm »
Too bad, we seem to be losing a lot of old pards these days.
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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 03:03:52 pm »
Very sad to hear that.
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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 03:24:26 pm »
I spent some happy hours with Bill at his home, He made great Venison chili.
May the Great Father greet him joyfully as he travels to the spirit world , Rest in Pease Amigo   
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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 04:07:00 pm »

 :'(  Sigh   :'(

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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 04:07:31 pm »
I really missed seeing Bill when he stopped coming to NCOWS events.  I really enjoyed my time with him.
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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 04:23:35 pm »
Very knowledgable man on Native American Indian lore, and was, if I remember correctly, a Tribal Elder.
You can catch him in his finery briefly in some scenes from "The Last of the Mohicans".

And a proud Vietnam Vet.

Me'gwetch, Bill.


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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 10:30:29 pm »
I only knew Bill briefly but we had some nice conversations at NCOWS events. May he rest in the hands of our Lord.
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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 11:36:18 am »


   Adios Bill, you were a hoot. We will miss you!   jt
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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2019, 09:38:50 am »
That's a damned shame - he was a helluva guy - knowledgeable, friendly, opinionated - his passing is a great loss to this sport.

RIP, Bill

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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2019, 11:46:06 am »
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2019, 08:29:21 am »
Missed this post back in September. RIP Bill. Always enjoyed Bills posts, missed them when he quit posting on CAS. CC
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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2019, 04:26:25 pm »
My most sincere condolences.  He kindly helped authenticate part of my originals background.  May our Heavenly Father of all bless him and his family.

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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2019, 05:35:24 pm »
Just as a follow-up . . .

There have been a couple of posts on the boards about the struggle with Alzheimer's Johnny Crawford is going through.

Bill was very proud of the fact that he and Johnny served in the same unit in 'Nam, and kept in contact.

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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2019, 11:55:11 am »
RCJ, All,
I recall OCB commenting on his time with Crawford. Once he posted a pic of him, Johnny and others in a Color Guard, if I recall correctly they wore grey ceremonial uni's and white spats and white helmet, the pic was old so the color of the uni's might have actually been Army Green of the day.
Have tried to locate that pic since reading of OCB's demise but have had no luck, perhaps others might fare better.
OCB was a giant of a man and his pride in what he did and had done was endless, all who met him were lucky.
Best regards and may the Sky Father keep him close.
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Re: Ottawa Creek Bill
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 01:23:45 pm »
Interesting :)
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