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A good friend, and companion on several adventures.

Rest in peace, my friend...


WARREN M. McLAUGHLIN "Mike"


A Navy Veteran, Bridgewater Rescue Squad Life Member, beloved spouse, father of five, grandfather of five, and proud Penn State Alumnus, Mike died Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Born August 17, 1935 in New York, NY, Mike lived most of his life in Washington DC area before retiring to Bridgewater. He served in the Navy and later the Naval Reserve, retiring as a Commander, and as a civilian employee of the Navy, where he held various positions related to computer security. He was preceded in death by his parents, Captain and Mrs. Joseph Warren McLaughlin, and his daughter, Ann Michele McLaughlin. Mike unconditionally loved his childhood sweetheart and spouse of 54 years, Jude Brockelsby McLaughlin; his six children Katie Phalen (Jim), Ann Michele, Jay McLaughlin, Sheila Wiese (Greg), Kevin McLaughlin (Jenny Campbell), Shane McLaughlin; his granddaughters Aileen, Cappy, Clare, Phoebe, and Wren, and all the wonderful dogs that were part of his life. Mike will also be missed by his sister in law, Sr. Pauline Brockelsby, and many longtime friends.

A celebration of Mike's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 25th at Bridgewater Volunteer Rescue Squad (BVRS), 10 Volunteer Dr., Bridgewater VA 22812. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bridgewater Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 268 Bridgewater, VA 22812. Burial will be at Arlington Cemetery at a later date.


Mike's kindness, sense of humor, curiosity, love of reading, and love of animals lives on in his children and grandchildren, but we will still miss him dearly.
 

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Sorry for your loss Walt. Big Mike sounds like he was a great guy and a great guy to know.
 

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Sounds like a helluva guy, Walt. Our condolences to his family and friends.
 

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Thanks, guys; I met his sons and daughters at the memorial service; they're all shooters...

And they sure loved their Dad...
 

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WaltGraham,

Our most sincere condolences to Mike's family and to you, from Sandra, Noemi and me.

yours, sw
 

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Only met him that one time. Too Navy for me though he didn't think us zoomies knew anything about guns :)

RIP
Apparently back in the day, the services didn't fraternize that much, except to fight...

One of the zoomies Mike pulled out of the water when he served aboard the Henley had an amusing story to tell involving sharks and rum.

But I think the Navy calls them "aviators"... :)
 

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I will give the Navy credit for medicinal alcohol...

I'm not sure the rivalries have gone away. Back in my day we had the Inter-Service pistol matches at Lackland and Gen. LeMay had an order: "beat Army".
 

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Sorry to hear about the death of your friend. My condolences to his family and friends.
 

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I will give the Navy credit for medicinal alcohol...

I'm not sure the rivalries have gone away. Back in my day we had the Inter-Service pistol matches at Lackland and Gen. LeMay had an order: "beat Army".
I'm not so sure either, Charlie. Whenever I get into a little "discussion" with a member of my sister services, I remind them that in the USAF, most of the enlisted guys are back safe on the base. We send our OFFICERS out to get shot at. Makes perfect sense to me. ;) :twisted:
 
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