I just found out today that the guy that dared me to join the Army had passed away. On October 31, 2009 Gary took on his next mission. He was proud to have served, proud to be in Special Forces, proud husband and father. He was in in the 80's and 90's. He and my cousin (also SF) dared me in the summer of '97 and I was in before the year ended. We lost touch several years back, but I did talk to him about a month before he passed. He will be missed.