Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Patriot has passed on today.



Mike Vanderboegh, husband, father of three, and founder of the III% movement passed peacefully in his beloved Alabama home today.

In life, he fought tirelessly to restore the liberties that we had taken for granted. Because of his leadership and the movement that he created, we take them for granted no more. He was able to awaken minds to the possibility that a determined minority of free people could accomplish anything; so long as they did it together. They did not need a leader. They needed a cause and a banner from which to advance the cause of freedom. The III percent is that cause.

Mike continued to give everything after so much had been taken away by the illness. Through his struggle he became a symbol of what can be accomplished if we only have the indomitable will to make it happen. Through his words he was able to breathe life into the sails of a resurging Patriot movement. His work may be done, but for those that remain, it is just beginning,

A Patriot died today. But his work will live on in the everyday push for freedom. His was a voice that was made silent, but his work will continue to echo so long as free men and women have the means to resist The future doesn’t belong to the craven; it belongs to the brave.

168 comments:

J. Eric Andreasen said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YOouKfqo0A

Claire Wolfe said...

Matt, Rosey, and family -- Peace and love to you all. The world owes a great debt to Mike, which I hope we have the integrity and courage to repay.

Sail Man said...

RIP Mike, condolences to the family, a very extended one at that.

e3c14 said...

Sorry for your loss. He was a very great man that I had the opportunity to briefly meet twice. He shall be sorely missed.

e3c14 said...

Sorry for your loss. He was a great man that shall be sorely missed.

Doc said...

What to say that hasn't been said..... a warrior, a patriot, a friend.

The epitome of the old saying about SF guys, a "quiet professional".

One of those folks that looks quiet, but inspired by actions and words. Those who were touched by him are better off.

We should all aspire to carry on in his footsteps.

Anonymous said...

RIP, Mike and Godspeed. We miss you already.

Merle Morrison said...

My condolences to you & your family.

May he Rest In Peace.

Merle

Bob said...

My condolences on your loss.

Kerry said...

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine,et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Theresa de Farge said...

God bless you Mike and may God bless your family.

May God have mercy on America and remember his remnant.

Thom said...

He taught me so much and will be greatly missed. God bless Mike's soul and his family.

keith park said...

Expected news, but still devastating.

Could be the Lord being merciful taking him out of this world before the woes begin.

Well done, Mike.

Happy D said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQlv_xUYATg

Anonymous said...

Rest easy, Brother! Your battles are over, ours have just begun! BE blessed and we'll see you on the other side!

A Texan said...

My most sincere condolences to everyone in Mike's family. I never met him, and thus only knew him through this blog, but I liked what I saw - a man who loved his family and his nation, and who was doing his utmost, despite a serious illness, to defend his country and its culture against those who would destroy it.

I hope that we can all be inspired by his actions AND words, but I hope more that his family can be comforted by their memories of him, and the knowledge that he was nothing more and nothing less than a decent human being.

I will miss him, as will many (especially those who actually knew and loved him), but I also know that he would have said about this change in his life words to the effect of: "Remember me occasionally, but never give up the fight for what you know is right. Don't let the fact that I'm not here anymore stop you - get up, march to the front lines and start hitting the enemy hard."

R.I.P., Mike.

Anonymous said...

God bless you Mike. You'll never be forgotten and your name will always be remembered as the father of the modern III three percent movement.

Crustyrusty said...

I regret that I never got to meet Mike in person, though we did trade emails a few times over the past 7 or so years. My condolences to his family, and to all who knew him. Pick up the torch and carry on.

William N. Grigg said...

In the words of the ancient Celtic benediction: Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas da anam.

skybill said...

Hi Matt,
Besides flying the "III% Grief Flag" the "Bravo Flag" will be lowered to "Half mast" at the Range in Memory of Mike!!! Over the years of "Sipsey Street' I've had the good fortune to correspond with your Dad and meet him a few times..... Now that his Spirit is Free of its' Earthly Bonds, all we now have are memories.... I will not let the Banner Fall, I will pick up the Torch, hold it High and "CARRY ON!!!".....
"Audentes, Fortuna, Juvat,"
III%,
skybill-out

markofafreeman said...

Godspeed to the Vanderboegh family.

And, I'll see you on the other side, Mike.

Today is also, apparently, the anniversary of two other relevant events in history.

32 years ago today, on August 10, 1984, the (original, not the almost completely different 2012 remake) of Red Dawn was released.

And even more significant is that in 1776 the news of the Declaration of Independence reached London.

John Richardson said...

May God grant him eternal rest. My condolences to the Vanderboegh family on the loss of their patriarch.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry to hear this news, even though it was expected.
I will miss Mike so much. His wonderful way of writing, his great sense of humor and the leader of this patriot movement that meant so much to me.
God speed Mike! May Jesus wrap his arms around you.
To Matt & Rosey - my prayers & hugs to you and your family.
sunny

Tom Skoch said...

God bless you, Mike. You will remain an inspiration. God bless the Vanderboegh family.

Anonymous said...

;)

emtgene said...

Thank God for men like Mike. Prayers for his loved ones. He is a national treasure, and will be sorely missed.

Anonymous said...

With a heavy heart I share my condolences to your family. Your father, Husband, was an inspiration to many and his spirit will live on.
May God Bless him and bring him home in peace.

P.G.T. Beauregard said...

Rest in peace Mike. You have spread acorns far and wide and won't be forgotten.

Christopher Little said...

Psalm 23. Dominus regit me.

THE LORD is my shepherd; * therefore can I lack nothing.
2 He shall feed me in a green pasture, * and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
3 He shall convert my soul, * and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; * for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of them that trouble me; * thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
6 Surely1 thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; * and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Anonymous said...

RIP, patriot. Thank you for your service.

wirecutter said...

God bless you and your family, Matt.
Mike showed me a kindness that I'll never forget.
-Kenny Lane

DTG said...

All troubles, all pain, all sorrow, all tears have passed away; he's now and forever in the presence of the Lord.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” — 2 Timothy 4:7

Anonymous said...

Fair Winds and Following Seas ..Thank you for your service and leadership .

Joel said...

I didn't agree with him on every single little point, but I have dreaded this day since that announcement in January.

The world is a little colder and less colorful now than it was yesterday. RIP, Mike. Dunno if there's a heaven, but if there is it's a less boring place now.

Backwoods Engineer said...

Rest in peace, Mike.

Praying for you, Matthew, Rosie and the family. Such a huge loss to us all in the III/patriot movement.

--Steve

Anonymous said...

I feel great sadness at his passing, but I will always be grateful for his invaluable contributions to the patriot movement.

I'll see you on the other side, Mike.

Travis said...

Vanderboegh family, I'm so saddened by your loss. Mike fought the good fight, Godspeed and God bless.

GA Patriot said...

God bless you Mike. Condolences to the family.

Scott "Tiny" Thompson said...

Rest in Peace, Mike. You fought the good fight and left your mark. I am honored to have met you and had the pleasure of sitting with you and re-affirming my Oath next to you on Lexington Green. You will be missed.

Anonymous said...

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

Rest in peace. Mike

Anonymous said...

Cowards die many times before their deaths:
The valiant never taste of death but once.
-William Shakespeare

Godspeed Mike.

James said...

My condolences to Mike's family,he will be missed nationwide.Thank you sir for all you have done for this country through your words and actions and we will do our best to carry on the fight.I hope to meet on the other side some day and thank you personally,till then rest in peace,James

Anonymous said...

R.I.P to a true Patriot

Randall said...

I had many great conversations with Mr. Mike at my shop. Mike stood beside me in some tough times. He gave me a crash course on dealing with the BEATF and FBI and buddy I am grateful. I will never forget the things you have taught me. I know he loves his wife and family. Mike buddy you will be Missed Rest in peace, and let us do the rest.

Anonymous said...

Not unexpected, but very sad to hear.

RIP, Mike.

Your words and actions were an inspiration and this (once) great nation is lessened further by your passing. We need legions of patriots just like you.

Tony Walabiscuit said...

Matt, thankyou for sharing your dad with us. I'm not nearly as smart as most of the people that visit here or post responses. All I can offer is that through this blog Mike gave me the spark of hope when I needed it. I wish there were a more tangible way I could thank you and your family for not only letting him be part of all our lives but carrying on his example and becoming a living embodiment of how we should all aspire to be; teaching by living the lesson of carrying on in the face of ultimate adversity and never quitting. All I can offer are these tawdry words of gratitude, prayers, the promise to abide by Mike's catechism and to let you know my III flag is half mast. God bless you all and rest easy knowing Mike is at peace in eternity with our heavenly father, making ready the way for his family to join him someday. Godbless you VanderBoeghs.

Anonymous said...

RIP Mike. Grace to you Rosey. Next man up.

Dragonmouse said...

RIP Mike, you will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Condolences to you and family, greatly enjoyed and learned from his writings and inspired by his bravery, passed it on to many. God bless

Sundance said...

RIP,Mike
Thank You

doubletrouble said...

Condolences to the family.
Godspeed, Mike.

The Hunter said...

My deepest condolences.

Former Troopr, 1st Alabama Cavalry, USV said...

Well done, good & faithful Servant. Welcome to the joy of thy God.

Mitch Rapp said...

My condolences to the Vanderboegh family. Long live his memory and his movement. I will never forget.

III%

Molan Labe!

Moe Death said...

Our condolences to Mike's family. I never met the man in person, but I came to know him well through this blog, and through some emails we shared. He will be missed.

He was a man, take him for all in all.
I shall not look upon his like again.
William Shakespeare

Bill and Domino
III

Female III said...

The Holy Mass will be offered up for your soul, brother.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

SiGraybeard said...

I never met Mike, but his was one of the first voices I read after my "awakening", and he had a big influence on me. This was one of the first blogs I started to read regularly. Mike came across as a good and honorable man, and there's really nothing more we can aspire to in life. Condolences to you and the family. God bless you all.

SiG

Anonymous said...

Im very sorry to hear this news. I met Mike one time and found talking to him eye opening and I felt that no matter how long I sat and talked with him, we only scratched the surface. Prayers for the whole family and one day Mike and I can continue our conversation.

Anonymous said...

As a long time reader I'm very sad to hear this. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

O.K. said...

We have lost a champion, but not his example. May we do him proud.

https://www.oathkeepers.org/freedom-movement-loses-important-voice-with-passing-of-mike-vanderboegh/

mark r said...

May G=D rest your soul Mike. May your family grieve as long as they need. For this Brother, Patriot , and Three Percenter , has educated us and led us to where we are today. The battle for freedom is just beginning. We all must step up to the plate and carry on . For we are the III percent. Better to die Free, Than to live as a slave.

Anonymous said...

RIP and Thank You Mike.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

Samuel Adams

Threeper said...

We will miss you, Mike. You ARE - and always will be - a great man, a great American and a great patriot. I've learned a lot from you, Mike, and still have a lot of questions to ask you when we meet again. May God comfort your family in the knowledge that you are free of pain and waiting to embrace them once again.

Anonymous said...

We are diminished.

JB Karns said...

The world and even more particularly the movement to restore Liberty, the Constitution and the Republic, are poorer with Mike's passing.

A Rugged-Individualist and a rare principled MAN has died.

Prayers for his family and may God take Mike's soul into his warm safe embrace.





Anonymous said...

Rest in peace. When someone says sit down...I think of Mike....and the words are on your lips too...what's the word, say it with me....NO.....

Anonymous said...

God be with you Mike. RIP.

Steve Bratten said...

Be at rest good and faithful servant.

Steven Crilly said...

First of all, my sincere condolences to you and all the family.
Let it be said that I will honor his work, his catechism, the ethos of the 3% in my daily life, as it is intrinsically bound to Holy Scripture. I will resist evil, and will "Do something" rather than nothing, and his words will live on in my deeds until that day that I too, pass on and meet him afterwards.
Mike, you have become like family to me, and I looked forward to your posts daily. You gave me hope and purpose daily, and my Pastor does weekly, and your Son follows closely in your footsteps and I am grateful for him.

Anonymous said...

You will be missed by many. RIP

drjim said...

Godspeed, Patriot!

My deepest and sincerest condolences to his family and the Patriot movement.

Anonymous said...

My sincerest condolences. May God bring you peace and strength in these difficult times.

III More Than Them said...

He will be jeered as the news spreads, but he will not be affected by it. He will rejoice at the final victory when the godless realize their errors, and see their judgement coming.

I stopped reading the notice after the first several words of the first sentence..... I then took off my hat, and read it all slowly.

Memories are what we have till the great reunion. Keep them close. Cherish them. Share them with your family and close friends. Never be afraid to remember and cry, or remember and shout for joy, or to sit and let them wash over you and transport you to the past for a visit.

Don't forget to make your own memories in the minds of many. When we go, we should all be seen going to "rest with our fathers...."

Mr.shawn said...

I'm gonna miss ya mike. You woke me up & got me off my Ass.
I'll be forever in your debt. See ya on the other side Brother.

My condolences to the Vanderboegh family.

III More Than Them said...

Please share with us things he might have said as the door was opening....

FaradayShieldedHeadgearBrigade said...

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Cameraman said...

Prayers to your Family..God's Grace on them and This world is a sadder Place and we have been given a Mission by this Patriot..lets Honor his name and Follow in his Foot Steps to secure our Future and Liberty RIP Mike Semper Fi

Unknown said...

What to write here about a true Patriot that many words have been written and many prayers have been said?

Mike lived an interesting and fruitful life. Let each of us learn from that and move on, keeping him on our minds as we trudge through this existence. The world is a lesser place now, but Mike is with our Creator and is no longer in pain and for that we should be grateful. I welcomed his teachings and although we didn't agree on everything, I learned a great amount from a man that was a great teacher of how to live and how to not accept the downfall of this great nation.

May you Rest In Peace Mike. You will be missed, by family, by friends, and by those whose heart and soul you have touched through your writings and your actions. With the Grace of God and your teachings, we shall overcome the tribulations that are imminently upon us.

Almighty God Bless the Vanderboegh Clan!

CowboyDan said...

I had dinner with my priest tonight. Tomorrow's 0939 Mass will be offered with special intention for the repose of Mike's soul.

May he, and all the faithful departed rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine up one. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

Amen.

I know I'm not the only one who'll miss Mike's wisdom and humor. Like many, I never met him in person, but I feel like we knew one another in other ways. He taught me a lot and inspires me to keep the faith. I'm going to miss him a lot.

Kat Webb said...

My condolences to his beloved wife and children. Mike was probably the most generous man I ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mike, for your long and difficult struggles against tyranny.
The torch has been passed to capable hands.
RIP, Mike, you've more then earned it.

Thank you, Matt, for continuing your father's works.

Damn! It got dusty in here. Must be allergies. 'Scuse me.

B Woodman
III-per

Overwatch said...

Mike was a truly great man and a faithful Patriot. I will revisit his speeches often. The Republic has a better chance at salvation because of Mike's work. May the Lord bless him and comfort his loved ones.

Anonymous said...

Mike will always live in me I through his article, "what I have learned from the twentieth century"

This should be required reading for any patriot minded Americans.

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2009/02/vanderboegh-classic-what-i-have-learned.html

God Speed Mike. You made a difference.

Bruce

Walter Zoomie said...

My condolences. I am sorry for your loss.

brassbryan said...

peace brother - and fare thee well

3Percent said...

Today our nation lost a great man. May God be with you Mike. Rest in peace buddy.

irishdutchuncle said...

In Nominee Patris Fili et Spiritus Sancti:
Eternal Rest, Grant Unto Him oh Lord, and Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. Amen.
and May His Memory be Eternal.

Anonymous said...

Well done.

TheBohunk said...

Rest easy Mike. I hope he knew how many people who's lives were changed because of him.

TheBohunk
Iowa

avordvet said...

Don't grieve... but hoist a few brews instead; Mike played a good hard game, on and off the field, rest assured his 'life tab' has been paid in full.

Kudo's to him for a helluva fight... the Gadsden will go to half mast.

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you Matt, Rosie and entire family. I'm glad to have once gotten to shake his hand at an Oath Keepers meeting in Monticello NY. He now joins all the great Americans who have passed on throughout the years. As we pray for him I'm sure he'll be watching and praying for us...

Anonymous said...

My condolences to his family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Prayers going out to Rosie and the kids. Mike was a treasure and will be sorely missed. God bless him and his family.

Anonymous said...

He will missed by those of us "Behind Enemy Lines". Prayers for the family.

Henry Bowman said...

Rest in Peace Mike, you were an inspiration to us all. We will carry on. III%

Anonymous said...

The Old Smuggler
- For MBV

The old smuggler passed away
And left us standing there that day
Mourning him as well we ought,
And thinking hard of all he taught,

That life was sweet and liberty good
Things worth defending if we would
Just take the time to understand,
Get off our butts and use our hands.

To work hard every day and night,
To make their "wrongs" into our "rights"!
Be bold, be brave, hold up your head.
Recall what that old smuggler said:

"Defy the ones who tell you "NO!",
Resist them everywhere you go,
Evade them when they do oppose,
& Smuggle it In, right under their nose!"

"And be the one who does what's right,
And get in shape to win your fight,
And don't strike first or cause alarm,
And put no innocents to harm."

His ghost I saw and said to me;
"God, country, home and family.
These the center of life's joy,
These the things they can't destroy!"

His ghost then turned, I saw a grin,
"My troubles over; yours begin.
Your fight is coming, plain to see,
So don't you worry none for me,

"If Heaven will be my reward,
Then freedom waits there on that shore.
But if the other place suppose...
I'll just smuggle myself outta there,
right under their nose!"

- God Bless All the smugglers!

paul dye said...

Rest in peace you wonderful soul. Thank you Mike for all you gave and all you sacrificed, may we never forget that, and may we use it as our guiding force. God Bless

idahobob said...

My deepest condolences to y'all.

He is where I desire to be when the time comes, in the presence of my Lord and Savior, Jesus.

Bob
III

Anonymous said...

Fair winds and following seas my good man!
You have pulled back the curtain for so many.
Bravo Zulu

Randolph said...

Celebrate his life and carry on his good works. Mike is a hero!

Titan series 18B said...

Such a great loss, Mike was and alway will be a true patriot.

Free Forester said...

He has been released. Thank you for your unflagging dedication to liberty and rest easy, Mike. We have the watch.

TorresD30 said...

Fair winds and following seas Mr. Vanderboegh.

We will find the strength to carry on because the alternative is unacceptable.

eatgrueldog said...

Gone from this body
And flown
To fairer places
With no pain or travail
Gone but for the memory
And love left behind
Gone but for legacy and legend
Gone but for us
The three percent
Left behind

R.I.P. Mike and thank you

Anonymous said...

God bless your family as you endure the passing of a great man.
Mike was cherished by many who never met him.
He will be missed.
Sam

Sean said...

Gentlemen, I say ye, Mike Vandeboegh. When, comes such another? There will be prayers for the family, and there are heart felt condolences to all. I'm a glad man to have met and known him.

Anonymous said...

May God Bless Mike and his family.

Matt in TX said...

Sleep well and rest up, you've earned it Mike.

Paul III said...

There is nothing I can add that hasnt already been said, except that I will always be sorry I couldnt meet Mike. We all are much better because of him and have a tall order to fill if we are to carry on his works. Paul

Down Zero said...

I will pick up the mantel, (as will others I am sure) for what he believed and practiced. Mike practiced what he preached even in sickness, he lead the charge for freedom and the ideals of our founding fathers. Although Mike has passed away his message will live on through others! His work will not be for nought.

Rest easy Mike Vanderboegh, your work on earth is done. I pray that those you left behind will not forget your message, the message of freedom and liberty!

quaker said...

I never had many heroes in my life. So few ever managed to measure up. But Mike Vanderboegh was a hero to me. Not only was he one of our great writers, but he was the sort of person American men aspire to be: authentic Christian, good father, clear-headed patriot, friend to many, fearless communicator, reliable strategist, indefatigable warrior.... Mike knew what it meant to put on the full armor of God, because he knew fully well that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."

I rest assured that Mike Vanderboegh sits at the Lord's Table, in a place of great honor. May God's peace give comfort to his family, and to all the soldiers in his Three Percent movement. My confidence grows daily in his son Matt's ability to carry the fire.

Go in peace, Mike. We got this.

Chris said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Mike had an extraordinary power with words.
He pushed a leftie, occupy wall street sympathizer up toward the right.

Chiu ChunLing said...

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

RVN11B said...

RIP Mike. I will always remember you.

Anonymous said...

The inevitable has come to pass on a true Son of Liberty. Mike was loved by many across this great Republic. My sincere condolences to Rosie, Matt & Family. So glad I went out of my way @ Lexington Concord and introduced myself to Mike. Meet up with him @ other events in Ct & Mass. Truly a great man inspired by God & the Founders. I will honor his memory. Behind enemy lines Ct.

Anonymous said...

RIP Mike. From a fan.

Anonymous said...

Mike was one of the greatest because he a servant to us all.

Bibleater

CzarChasmIII said...

RIP Dear Brother. Condolences to Matt, Rosie and the rest of the family. We are all better even for having known of Mike Vanderboegh, and those of us who met him even once were privileged to be in the presence of a giant among men. May we all seek to achieve the depth of courage, loyalty, integrity and devotion that Mike gave us as a human example to follow. You will never be forgotten, Mike. May Jesus take you in His loving arms, and may you find peace and rest there for eternity.

Anonymous said...

A family has lost a good man, the Republic has lost a Patriot, and the world has lost a voice of reason and courage.

My prayers to your family, my the sadness of Mike's passing be tempered by the cherished memories you'll never lose.

God Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Grata Semper

Anonymous said...

Dear Rosey, Matt, Hannah & Zoey,

May God bless you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Old Greybeard

Arkindole said...

Just heard of this.
Mike is at peace.

NC Scout said...

My thoughts and prayers to your family.

I first discovered Sipsey Street Irregulars on my second tour in Iraq around 2008 timeframe. I don't remember exactly how, I think it may have been Survivalblog, but on it, Mike brought a view to the table that differed greatly from the milita crowd of the 70s/80s. Mike had been a big part of the opposition, and knew their doctrine. That realization was needed, as a lot of the old voices had played themselves out among the masses.

He, like most driven individuals, could be a polarizing figure, but the message always remained clear. We as a nation wouldn't have known the criminal actions of the Obama administration had it not been for him. Lots of accusations, as always, but Mike had proof. He proved it, and in doing so, he also proved to many that despite everything and how much they try to wear us down, voices still matter. Never hold your tongue for anyone.

May God send His Blessing upon all of you during this hard time.

NC Scout

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Mike. May God bless and comfort his family and friends. I know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and Mike is rejoicing with Jesus Christ right now. But we left behind miss him sorely.

Sam

Anonymous said...

Prayers of my family are with you.

Mike was a true patriot and wont be forgotten

Anonymous said...

See you in Glory, Mr. V.
God bless you and thank you.

Brian Schmidt said...

I will be eternally grateful to Mr. Vanderboegh for reminding me that there still remain people in this world who have not lost the will to resist, to speak their mind, and to fight if necessary. THANK YOU MIKE !!!

Paul G said...

May peace be with you all!

Anonymous said...

The news of Mike's passing was like a gut punch.
I'm glad to have met you, however briefly, to thank you in person for the work you've done.
Godspeed, Mike.

Anonymous said...

Requiescat in pace

Nec species sua cuique manet, rerumque novatrix ex aliis alias reparat natura figuras: nec perit in toto quicquam, mihi credite, mundo, sed variat faciemque novat, nascique vocatur incipere esse aliud, quam quod fuit ante, morique desinere illud idem. cum sint huc forsitan illa, haec translata illuc, summa tamen omnia constant.

Si vis pacem para bellum

Anonymous said...

Mike V touched lives all over this country, inspired so very many to decide to bow no more. His legacy is clear as a bell, and I for one look forward to seeing the final Absolved work.

RIP Mr V. You earned it in spades.

Bruce Z said...

Mike's dedication to a Free America is unquestioned.

God Bless him, and peace to his family,

a gathering storm said...

The Lord is my pilot, I shall not drift.
He guides me across the dark waters.
He steers me through deep channels.
He keeps my log.
Yea, though I sail ‘mid the thunders
and tempest of life,
I shall dread no anger, for He is with me;
His love and His care, shelter me.
He prepares a quiet harbor before me.
He anoints the waves with oil
My ship rides calmly.
Surely sunlight and starlight
shall guide me on the voyage I take,
And I will rest in the heaven's port forever.

S.Galloway said...

R.I.P. Mike. May the good Lord above be with with you all the way. The work you have done will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you all.

Glenn B said...

My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of a true patrotic American.

Harold Sadler said...

RIP, Brother. May your work not be in vain.........

Caboon said...

Rest in Peace, Mike. Condolences and prayers for Mikes family and friends who will miss him so much.
Teachers are sent, students listen. I hope we are all listening to the reverberations of Mikes words and actions in defense of liberty.....we will soon need his wisdom and intellect and heart as reminders of how much more is yet to be done to sustain what is left and reclaim what has been lost.
Godspeed Mike, thank you.

Anonymous said...

http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/epitaph-my-own-friend



"An honest man here lies at rest,
As e’er God with His image blest:
The friend of man, the friend of truth;
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this."

Robert Burns


Rest easy, Mike, your perspective and ideas will not soon be forgotten.

III

free for now said...

I kept thinking it wouldn't happen somehow. I salute you Mike and thank you for the help you have been to me, my family and my country.

Anonymous said...

Time to rest my friend; the greatest Patriot wordsmith of our time.
You taught us much about what true Patriotism and devotion to god, family and Country means.
You will be sorely missed.
Condolences to your family.
Stryker

Patriot 2016 said...

Mike was a thoughtful and principled soul and a well grounded leader within the many operating facets of the Patriot movement. His knowledge, education and organizational skills will be sorely missed. Thank you Mike. You can Rest In Peace now patriot your watch is over,let us pick up that flag carry on with these words written on our hearts " Not another inch."



III

Anonymous said...

A good man; a kind man; a family man; a teacher and a patriot. We'll need more of his like in the days to come. Requiescat in pace, and my prayers and condolences to the Vanderboegh family.

Anonymous said...

My condolences to Mike's family and loved one. Rip Mike.

Anonymous said...

Miss Me, But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little – but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.
For this journey we all must take, and each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master’s plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know.
Bear your sorrow in good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.

Unknown

Anonymous said...

Mike is despised by the despicable even after passing. Such an honor, one that Mike deserves. RIP.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/08/10/long-time-militia-leader-mike-vanderboegh-has-died

Anonymous said...

RIP Mike.

Anonymous said...

God bless you Mike and all that you did to inspire others, like me, to exercise my constitutional rights and freedoms. Your legacy will live on, if only with the 3%. May God bless and keep your loved ones.

Anonymous said...

His legacy will live on through all of us; as we carry with us torches lit by the flames of his torch, resolve hardened by his inspiration, and armed with weaponized idea that was his brainchild.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q4egb2gpIg4

MrGarabaldi said...

Condolences to your family, I am sure the Vikings in Vahalla are raising their mead glasses in honor that another warrior has joined them. I knew Mike only through his writings and that Mike and David humiliated the Obungler administration in think in with they tried to gin up a crisis with their back door attack on the second amendment. I remembered when the news broke after Hillary was parroting the party line about 95% of the guns involved in the crime in Mexico and it comes out that the ATF allowed guns to walk into Mexico to run up a body count and generate a crisis that the Obungler administration would then offer a solution....more Gun control. Lenin said it best...the means justify the end. Mike and David did the work of real journalist, not the hacks in the D.C press corp that parrot the latest talking points from the DNC. Mike's work on behalf of free people will not be forgotten.

Forrest said...

My utmost thanks to God for this man. Words cannot convey the loss. I pray God holds Mikes' family close, and that His angels protect them. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

He will be missed, my condolences to the family.

JD said...

Rest in Peace sir. Your battle is ended.

DamDoc said...

My condolences. The great are passing, leaving us alone, and we need to step up our game, to fill the huge void. Mike will be dearly missed, and the country has lost an irreplaceable patriot.

Anonymous said...

Now cracks a noble heart. Rest in peace.

Toastrider said...

The world is a darker place.

Vaya con dios, sir. You'll be missed.

oughtsix said...


I have no words adequate to express the debt which each and everyone of us owes to Mike Vanderboegh, nor to give an accounting of the courage and intelligence of his battles for Liberty.

We are so much richer for his example and efforts and poorer for his passing. Who will fill that void?

I offer this, that there is relief for the end of his physical suffering, and joy that he is now in Peace and Glory with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Many more condolences and comments of praise, here:

https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/mbv-rip/#comments

R.E.Massey said...

Mike, you will go down in history as a New Founding Father in Liberty.
I for one will carry on your message and your dream until I too succumb to the ravages of life. Then we can meet again under that big old tree across the river with all of our friends and loved ones who have gone before us.

Free Bird said...

R.I.P. My friend, you will not be forgotten!

Derald Yancey said...

Over the years I've seen the passing of my parents, a wife and a child. I grieved for each of them in turn. Mike's passing seems to have left a different sort of hole in my life, one that I find difficult to fill. I only met him once but I knew as I shook his hand that - diminutive in stature as he was, he was a giant among men and I was honored to be in his presence.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Oldfart

Moe Grimm said...

Rosey, Matt, Hannah Rose, Zoe, and all the Grandkids. Your Father and Grandfather has made me a better American. A better husband. And a better father to our two beloved Sons. I will NEVER forget him. My ongoing Prayers for all of YOU, Mike, the United States of America and Israel. Rest in Eternal Peace my sweet Brother.
Moe Grimm

JH said...

My sincerest condolences to you and yours. R.I.P Mike.

Ronald Barbour said...

TAPS FOR AN AMERICAN PATRIOT!

Anonymous said...

My condolences to your family. This world is poorer at his passing, but Heaven is richer by far.
-MadMagyar

Anonymous said...

One of the best writers ever. A true patriot. A man. He will be missed.

I fly the Nyberg because of what I learned at SSI. Thank you, Mike.

Condolences to the family.

tayronachan said...

Condolences and God Bless.

Anonymous said...

My name is Idan Greenberg, I want to express my condolences to the family & friends of Mike Vanderboegh. Mike offered rare support to me and my co-defendant Randall Rodman during and after our wrongful prosecution and incarceration by the ATF/ Holder Justice Dept. We were both later exonerated of the "in error" 4 point sentence enhancement of "firearms trafficking". This resulted in a somewhat lessening of our sentences. I was finally released on 8/13/2015 without halfway house, or home confinement to 3 years of "supervised release", but am restricted during this time to the State of Arizona, except by special written permission of the probation officer and usually a court order. I had ended up doing 3 days under 2 years in the Federal prison system, for in my and Mike's opinion, no crime committed whatsoever. To my knowledge Randall Rodman is still suffering incarceration. And all over nothing other than the ATF's & current administration's desire to eliminate as many FFL & class 3 holder's as possible, towards their assault on our 2nd amendment. I was recently given the upgraded status of the less intrusive administrative probation and hope to file a motion to be taken off supervised release completely, in the next month to 5 months, depending on the policies of the local Federal District court. In time I hope to engage a law school's center for wrongful convictions to have mine & Randall Rodman's convictions overturned and regain my 2nd Amendment rights. I regret most profoundly that I will not be able to meet Mike face to face to tell him that we have won, when that day comes. As an aside, my Father, a decorated WWII vet, died of cancer, after a long battle, as a relatively young man. So I truly sympathize with Mike's family. THE MAN SHALL BE MISSED, BUT I TRUST HIS WORK GOES ON. SHALOM & SINCERELY, IDAN GREENBERG

Dutchman6 said...

Mr. Greenberg,


Could you please contact me at your convenience at siseystreetirregulars@gmail.com?


Matthew

Anonymous said...

My condolences. Mike will be sorely missed :-(