Hi all thought I would let you know I'm sure some of you remember him and his P51... Sad news
Posted on another forum by -bbgn- 352nd FG, Virtual, retired on 09/30/2021
Most here didn't know, but Zilla was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer this past may.
Last night his body gave out on him, and he collapsed during a visit from his brother, and the EMTs were not able to revive him.
To quote wily in an email he sent out to our mail list...."Todd will always remain as a ‘rock’ type individual that brought people together and created a sense of community among a wide variety of people. To me, that’s Leadership in a beautiful way…Tonight, please toast the West, imagine the sound of a roaring Merlin and his baritone voice, “Ok, now come on guys. That’s enough…let’s all instead toast Punchy, Bryan, Ray…”
I’m sorry to bring this news to you but so grateful to have known him and blessed with great memories."
Zilla was one of my best friends. I knew this day was coming, but it wasn't supposed to be this soon.
CANCER SUCKS. FUCK CANCER.
He was a great stick and a fierce adversary he will be missed...