Another Brother gone

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by nedsurf, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. nedsurf

    nedsurf Well-Known Member

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    Some of you who surf Manhattan Beach area may have run into Mike Shurley. Avid surfer, 1st Cav in the deep shit in VietNam, amazing positive attitudes to all he met. We met while working with wounded warriors on Camp Pendleton, we were the "old guys" among those amazing young people moving on with their lives with a little help from surf therapy and Mike was always one of the leaders to help. He passed this week, he will be missed by many.
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    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
  2. Tenfooter

    Tenfooter Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me a real hero.
     
  3. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

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    Respect and peace to your late friend.
     
  4. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

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    Rest in Peace...brother...you've earned it.
     
  5. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

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    sincere condolences, may he rest in peace
     
  6. nedsurf

    nedsurf Well-Known Member

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    No one has said anything about the source, but he died from pneumonia. I hope it was not Corona
     
  7. Tenfooter

    Tenfooter Well-Known Member

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    So ironic that a soldier wasn't killed by a bullet, but instead got on his knees by a softer version of an Asian pest.
     
  8. Tenfooter

    Tenfooter Well-Known Member

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    He was in the documentary Resurface on Netflix, a cool film about helping veterans to heal by surfing
     
  9. nedsurf

    nedsurf Well-Known Member

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    Yes he was. We often discussed that doing that was more beneficial to us than to the young warriors in many ways, a cleansing experience. Mike was a great friend, thanks.
     
  10. Surfertom

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    Mike was pretty much the "mayor" of our 26th St. Ohana of Manhattan Beach. Great Guy.

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