Monday, August 20, 2012

Dave Logan, American Patriot, 1956 - 2012


Dave Logan
American Patriot
1956 - 2012

William David Logan, longtime crusader for the rights of others, died August 7, 2012 in Sacramento, CA. following a lengthy battle with leukemia.

The son of the late Edward Logan and the late Beverly Parbs Logan, Dave was born Feb. 4, 1956 in Urbana, Illinois. He spent his later childhood in Kankakee, Illinois. He was the grandson of the late Fred and Edna Seiling, and the late Lula and William Ray Logan with whom he spent many boyhood summers on their farm near Armstrong, Illinois.

Dave served our country in the U.S. Army at Ft. Ord, CA. While there, he became a proficient sky diver and eventually a jumpmaster with the Ft. Ord Sport Parachute Club in Monterey, CA. Dave made 200 jumps, the highest from 12,500 feet.

Following his military service, Dave remained in California where he made his home in the Folsom area and worked in the gaming industry until 2005. He later produced The Andrea Shea King radio program from 2007 until his death.

An accomplished writer and astute observer of current events, Dave wrote thousands of opinion posts at his popular website "ThirdWaveDave" beginning in 2005, sharing his perspectives on contemporary culture, patriotism and politics. Staunchly patriotic, Dave regularly and frequently wrote of great Americans and historic American milestones in the belief that knowledge of history was essential to understanding and placing current events in context.

Diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia in 2007, Dave opted to participate in a clinical trial that included a stem cell transplant administered through the Stem Cell Transplant Program at the UC Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento. It was his hope that other leukemia patients might benefit from the knowledge gained from his disease.

Friends described Dave as disciplined, cool under pressure, focused, thorough, determined, pragmatic, logical, subtle, quick witted, soft spoken, discreet and analytical. When he played a critical role in bringing forward two successful workplace harassment lawsuits, Dave was described by the plaintiffs' attorney as "A crusader of those who were preyed upon by employers."

Dave admired and emulated the courage and determination of such men as Gen. George Patton Jr.and exhibited those qualities throughout his battle with CML. Dave never shirked or folded. He moved forward, never holding ground. In the face of sometimes seemingly insurmountable odds, he persevered without complaint. Dave was defined by his heroes which included America's astronauts. His fascination with the nation's space program began as a youngster with NASA's moon missions, and he treasured the moment he witnessed from the banks of the Indian River in Titusville, Fl, the launch of Apollo 17, America's final mission to the moon.

Dave is survived by three brothers and two sisters: Fred "Skip" Voeste of Forrest, IL; Phil Logan of Urbana, IL; Ed Logan of Champaign, IL; Rose Logan of Carterville, IL; Barbara Logan Snyder of Ringgold, Ga; the late Susan Marie Logan; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves numerous friends, including his Army buddies and fellow parachute jumpers on the both the East and West Coasts; Dave's caregiver Rhonda Johnson of Rocklin, CA.; and radio show host Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, Fl.

A celebration of Dave's life will be held Veteran's Day weekend with a ceremony on the beach in Cape Canaveral, his ashes to be scattered where America's astronauts broke the surly bonds of Earth.

UPDATE: Nov. 11, 2012 - On this date, Veteran's Day, we laid Dave to rest, scattering his ashes on the beach at Cape Canaveral as he requested. A bugler from Bugles Across America sounded taps, fulfilling Dave's wish. You are invited to view photos of the beachside memorial and lunch that followed in celebration of Dave's life. (Nov. 13 entry) (Nov. 13 entry)


Posted by Andrea Shea King
"He will be IS deeply missed"


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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A Patriot's Final Journey

Dave Logan 1956 - 2012

"The only greater sorrow would have been not to know him, right?" -- Dymphna of Gates of Vienna

"ThirdWaveDave" Dave Logan has entered into the beauty of God's Kingdom. He left us shortly after the medical team removed him from the life sustaining measures yesterday morning. Blessedly, he did not linger long.

We will be planning a celebration of Dave's life in the weeks ahead. Dave was not one to call a lot of attention to himself as many of you know. A private man, his final wishes were simple -- Dave asked me to spread his ashes on the beach here in Cape Canaveral. It will be my honor and privilege. Details are yet to be determined, but once plans are made, I'll keep you apprised.

Several of you have indicated that you want to be present when that happens. I would like that very much and I'll let you know when the date is set to take place, giving you ample time to make whatever travel arrangements are necessary.

I want to take this moment to thank each of you who have been so kind to send me caring notes following this morning's email about Dave. Your words have been a source of comfort to me on this very sad day. I truly appreciate your sympathy and wonderful remembrances of Dave. I don't think he had any idea the impact he had on so many of you, especially those of you in our extensive blogging community.

As you will understand, I won't be doing my radio show tonight. But it is my intention to dedicate a show in Dave's honor in the near future, and I hope you'll join me when I do.

Once again, my heartfelt thank you for your kindnesses. And for your friendship for both Dave and me.

Blessings to you all,


Many of Dave's friends have posted remembrances at their Facebook pages. Others at their websites. They include:

Mr. Right
Radio Patriot - Dave's final journey
Radio Patriot - Our patriot Dave fighting to live

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Friday, August 03, 2012

"Fighters"... for Dave

It's been a long road for Dave. He's been on life support at UC Davis Cancer Center for the past month, and the outlook isn't positive, but we continue to hold hope in our hearts for this dear man, our friend and patriot whose love of country defines him.

Your continued prayers are requested for Dave. For his health, for his spirit, for his soul.

This video is written and sung by our friend LaLa Deaton, whose encouragement to Dave is deeply appreciated. It is titled, appropriately, "Fighters", because that is also what defines Dave.

Thank you,


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