For all you GREAT AMERICAN\'S Living in the Philippines who Knew Dave Strickland \" Smith\", who lived in Manila !
My Dear friend and Alaskan U.S. Army Buddy Dave Strickland \" Smith\" died in a Manila Hospital †Of a Heart Attack & Fluid in the Lungs on June 28th 2012. I was told the Doctors here told him to back off the Cigarettes and Drinking, But what do Doctors know whats in a Mans Heart ?
I should have gone to see him and putting things off this is what you get, now I have to sufffer for it !. †5 years ago I found Dave after years of separation from the US Army †since 1974 on Livinginthephilippines.com.
He got me to come to the Philippines to check it out, and maybe find love again which I did, But as he said there are so many that it is hard to choose ? †AS I started making trips here he took me through the ropes of do\'s & Don\'t ! The Peso & how to get around !. The favorite place he liked to hang out was G-Point in Ermita !
I was excited to find him once again after so many years,Thanks to Living in the Philippines .com.
He is survived by his wife Mirasol, We checked with her and she is doing fine. After 40 days of Catholic Memorial services, he will be Cremated Tomorrow and his ashes will be scattered in Leyte at his request by his wife.† I knew he had Children, cuz I got him a Magic Jack so he could call them, but unfortunatly he never told me how to could get in touch with them, maybe if somebody knows they can pass it along! His Mom & Family lived in Chico California.
I will always be indebted to him for all his help that he gave me here in the Philippines, \"Dave was a GREAT TEACHER\", and the impact he had on my life since I have been living here in P.I.. . I know now he is at rest. I have loved you and I will Miss you My Brother & Fellow Veteran. God Bless you.
I will see you good friend again someday.
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