Hey guys, this is Brendan, aka Kevin’s “BlogBrother.” Hard to believe it’s been three years since his passing. I’m so grateful to LooseRounds for keeping Weaponsman alive. They are great guys.
If Kevin was alive today, the plane would be flying. It’s just me and although I have made a lot of progress, I’m probably looking at another year and a half. The fuselage, believe it or not, is mostly built. I’m working right now on the firewall which is the front of the fuselage – just like in a car, it keeps the hot’n’heavy machinery (engine) away from the precious cargo (my fanny.) When that is done, the “sheet metal” part of the project will be 95% finished. Then comes endless hours of plumbing, wiring, fiberglass work, etc., on and on, world without end, amen. But I’ll get there.
Someday, hopefully not too far off, I will work on getting some of Kevin’s unpublished manuscripts, you know, published. He had about five books that were 90% written. My plan would be to put them on line at Amazon and have the proceeds split 50/50 between the Special Forces Foundation and the scholarship we have set up for him at Worcester State University. That scholarship is ONLY open to ex-military which is a nice touch.
Not many people could say they have made friends all over the world. There are probably 50 countries where someone knew Kevin and would be happy to buy him a beer. Sadly, that opportunity will never come, but it’s a great legacy for my brother.