MadcatJr_USMC will always be in our hearts.

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by JESUPERCAT, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Many of you that know me know how proud I am of my family. This is the strongest with my wife Jenn and our 2 boys Sean and Steven. Steven had gotten injured while in the Marines and had multiple surgeries and procedures to address his injuries. He had been in so much pain the last few years that he was physically and mentally exhausted.
    He just found out that he would need more surgery and his personal life took a negative turn Friday.
    After a 2 hour heart felt and compassioned plea from me, he took his own life.
    I tried through the day Saturday to find anything but had started to think the worst.
    That "worst" was realized Sunday (today) at 1am when 2 Marines and our town Police officer showed up.
    I will not necessarily be here much for a bit, maybe I will need my friends here to see clearly through this .
    If I have anything going on with anyone here please remind me and sorry if I come across harshly. There is just so much to schedule and deal with. I'm so happy that I was there on more than one occasion to hear him speak of his love for the Lord. Sad to see what and how outside influences can push a person past where a family can't bring them back.....
    Here is a picture of Steven and why I'm so proud of him. Love you Bud... See you again one day my Son.
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  2. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones Platinum Level Contributor

    I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
    Semper Fi Marine.
     
  3. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    So sorry for your loss, as a parent I can't even imagine the pain and heartache you are going through
     
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  4. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

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  5. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    John,

    My heart & prayers go out to you and your family also. I struggle with bad depressions & 24/7 pain and anyone who may feel (not speaking of anyone here) suicide is the easy way out do not know the unspoken struggles and strength required to endure everyday.
    I am very happy to hear he is a Christian and that you will indeed see him again one day with all of his earthly agonies long gone.

    That said I will definitely be praying for the peace that only our Lord can provide at these times.

    God bless you and your family.

    Most Sincerely,

    John Fritz
     
  6. bill lagna

    bill lagna Well-Known Member

    John & Jenn ,
    Words are difficult to express my feelings for you & Jenn.
    Prayers for your family, Bud .
    Bill
     
  7. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
    Just went through this with a friend. His son was one of the sailors on the USS George H.W. Bush that passed away.
    I cant imagine the pain you and my friend are going though.
     
  8. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    Damn John. I hope you can find peace with this.


    We had a nice visit when you delivered the apollo to my home in Pa. The wife and I are settled in Vt these days.. if we can help somehow please ask.


    The 280z is on the bucket list..
     
  9. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I have no words that would ever come close to console such loss, so I will offer prayers and my utmost respect for you and your family.

    Semper Fi, Marine.
     
  10. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you.

    RIP Young man
     
  11. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    This is almost unbelievable. Cannot imagine how hard it is for you and Jenn. I know there is not much I can do but if something comes to mind dont hesitate to ask. My sister lost her oldest son 4 years ago. Very tough to watch someone go through this.
     
  12. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    I'm so sorry for your and Jenn's loss.
    Prayers are on the way.
    I wish there's something more I could say or do.
     
  13. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS Well-Known Member

    Very sorry for your loss. We didn't know each other except for seeing your posts and passion on the forum and a quick hello at Cecil while you were busy in your trailer but, as a parent who has also grieved the loss of a child, my heart goes out to you and your family.

    Steve
     
  14. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I have never had the pleasure of meeting you or your family, reading this made me cry as father, and as person.
    I have no words, I will keep your family in my prayers,

    I think events like this happen more and more to our nation heros,

    Bless him for serving, much love and prayers to your family, I'm sure you will be together again at our father's table
     
  15. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    John, my heart goes out to you during this trying time. I've been blessed with some very great friends whom are former Marines, and I've seen these glimpses of these struggles. I hope that peace will be with you during these difficult times. These words are truly hollow, but I can only hope they'll help with some small iota of how you must be feeling
     
  16. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss John.. Praying for your family..
    Gary G
     
  17. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    John, you know how much Heidi and I love you and your family, It hurts us to our souls to know what you are all going through. Give our best to Jenn and Shawn. I am glad to know both your boys and enjoyed watching them goof around at the races. Was happy to check on personal things. You have a lot of friends here you didn't know. We are all praying for the family and know that someday we will all be together in the presence of the Lord. No more pain, no more suffering. Love you all lots!
     
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  18. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    So, so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be held in our thoughts and prayers.
     
  19. 75Riv

    75Riv A.K.A. Harry Clamshell

    Sorry to hear of your loss, John.
     
  20. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

    John, so sorry for your loss. Prayers my my family to yours.
     

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