I received a call today from the daughter of one of our field day guys. My best man survived a ruptured aorta around Thanksgiving this year, but suffered complications ad passed today. Mike (Tiger Mike) gave us a couple of talks about his walking the AT last a couple of years ago. He and I grew up together, stood up for each other at our weddings, lived just a few blocks from each other. He retired from the police force a just a couple of years ago. survived that only to have his own body fail him Through hiked the AT, ran marathons, taught Akido for decades. He was in amazing shape, but his big heart failed him. Thoughts and prayers.