Having a rough time right now. One of the greatest men I have ever met, Mr. Joe fox Sr. is in a losing battle with cancer and likely won't make it through next week. Many of you are aware of my involvement with the Paralyzed Veterans of America, well to me, Joe epitomizes what the organization is all about. Class act throughout. Marine, 'Nam vet, I could go on and on about the man but 2 stories about him come to mind that I will NEVER forget about him.
First, my wife and I were in his van with him and his wife in 2004 Sioux Falls, SD at a shoot. His wife is driving us back to the hotel and his cell phone rings, and Joe goes from laughing/joking to "yes sir." "No Sir." "No problem sir." He hangs up, looks at his wife and says, "I know we're supposed to go to Seattle next week but George & Barbara want us to come to Texas for the week." His wife says, "Oh, OK, we haven't seem them for a while." My wife and I look at each other and I look at Joe and says, "Is that who I think it is?" and he says " OH yeah, George Bush and I go back many years." My wife & I almost fainted. During his tenure as the National President of the PVA, we saw him on MANY Veterans Day ceremonies Going up in his wheelchair to lay a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknown.
The second is better. At a dinner in DC during the reign of spawn of satan, oops, Clinton, he was at a dinner where satan was going to be speaking. Captain draftdodgingdouchenugget came up to Joe beforehand and said, "Now when I enter, please don't try to stand. You don't need to" Uhhhhh, THE MAN IS A QUADRAPLEGIC! He looked bill square in the eye and said, "Even if I could stand I wouldn't you draft dodging son-of-a-bitch!" Had that confirmed by two eyewitnesses!
So long my friend, you will be missed. We will take it from here although nobody can match what you've done.