We “play war.” It is really that simple when it comes down to it.
Some among us have fought real battles. Some warriors continue those fights long after they and their friends return to civilian life.
Then there are guys like Tommy Lukowski. We never met in person. But, with so many in airsoft, there was a bond of caring and sharing and giving for this other kind of warrior that people around the world and far from his home in New Jersey felt they did know him. Knew of his struggle, his battles with cancer and pain. Knew of the generosity of airsofters who helped him financially, emotionally, and he helped them in due measure. All debts paid-in-full by just sharing the strength and honor of this man who was a firefighter, a husband-to-be, one tough guy who others gained so much from just through the knowing.
As our veteran friends here often say, “Fair Winds and Following Seas.” Until we meet again. And we, too, wish cancer would get cancer in its stupid cancer face and just die, buddy.
Tommie’s Facebook page, where friends and acquaintances are leaving messages and remberances: https://www.facebook.com/tlukowski
Funeral arrangements and notice from Tommie’s department are here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1356664221014273&id=142722585741782
GREAT Tribute from OptiPrime and the guys at Popular Airsoft, too: LINK HERE
OP Tommy Gun Fundraiser via NYC Airsoft Forums: http://www.nycairsoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1532
Thumpy’s SCOOP on OP Tommy Gun Two HERE: http://www.scoop.it/t/thumpy-s-3d-house-of-airsoft-scoop-it/p/4019747894/2014/04/16/op-tommy-gun-2-fundraising-event-for-msk-cancer-centers-popular-airsoft-feature-story
OP Tommy Gun 2 Fundraiser for Sloan Kettering: http://www.nycairsoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2908