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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/3/2020 10:16:03 PM   

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I fondly remember Wild Bill advice and help when I ran into some troubles designing several scenarios for SPWAW many, many years ago.

R.I.P. Wild Bill


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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/4/2020 12:59:17 AM   

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Real sorry to hear this, worked with Bill way back with SPWAW, when it was still Steel Lightning, a mod by a fellow last name Grasse. Bill gave me my call sign, Warhorse. I remember him stating one day, "Mike is a workhorse, no, a Warhorse", so I took the name. RIP buddy.


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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/4/2020 1:16:44 AM   

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Sorry to hear this. May he rest in Peace.


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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/4/2020 2:38:06 AM   
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Rest in Peace Bill, you will be missed. He was a great guy as well as one heck of a wargamer.


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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/4/2020 2:56:48 PM   

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I never met Bill, but I saw his name on quite a few scenarios and campaigns from various computer war games and even a couple of board war games. Reading his bio I was slightly shocked that he never served in the USMC, for some reason I always envisioned him as a Marine. I was quite pleased to hear he was a Missionary. I know based on what I read from his bio he is walking with the Lord in Heaven now, God bless and comfort his family.



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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/4/2020 3:16:18 PM   

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May he Rest in Peace.


Seek peace but keep your gun handy.

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― Julia Child

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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/5/2020 5:19:25 AM   

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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/5/2020 6:40:32 AM   

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Thanks Bill.

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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/5/2020 2:49:54 PM   

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Rest in Peace Bill and thank you for all the hours of entertainment, Joy and challenge your games gave and still give me.



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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/6/2020 12:00:51 PM   
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Rest in Peace Wild Bill my condolance to the family


Greetings from the Netherlands

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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/8/2020 9:09:09 AM   


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RIP. Thanks for all. Condolences to family.

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RE: RIP "Wild Bill" Wilder - 9/22/2020 3:41:11 AM   
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I just wanted to repost the comment I wrote at The Depot in regards to the passing of Bill Wilder:

I had the honour of communicating with Bill both publicly on the boards at Matrix & The Depot as well as privately through PM's and emails. Simply put, he was one of the nicest, classiest and warm human beings I have ever had the pleasure to know even though I never met him.
He also nurtured and encouraged many of the folks who created scenarios & campaigns. I know that especially "M4"Jess was such a person.

We all loved Bill and I am heartbroken that he is gone. His legacy both as a scenario designer and even more, as a person, will live on in all of us forever.

Rest in Peace, Colonel!


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