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Don S. Davis R. I. P.

News can be found here.


http://gateworld.net/news/2008/06/don_s._davis_1942-2008.shtml


For what it was worth I always liked his portrayal of a military officer as being strong and thoughtful. It is one of the things I like about Stargate. It is often easy to show the military as full of buffons or warmongers while of course the heroes are exceptional. Stargate over the years has taken the effort to show that the career military ranks are filled with reasoned and disciplined folks who believe in serving their country. Mr. Davis did this very well in his portrayal of General Hammond for a number of years.

Tip a hat and lift a drink to the gentleman.

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djfanboy
Jul. 1st, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
As noted on gateworld.net:

Born August 4, 1942 in Aurora, Missouri and raised there, Don received a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in theater and art from Southwest Missouri State College in 1965. He then served three years on active duty in the United States Army, entering as a Second Lieutenant. He rose to the rank of Captain and was stationed in Korea before completing his required tour of active duty.
guardian_4ngel
Jul. 1st, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
He shall be missed...

*raises a toast*
tomdpimp
Jul. 1st, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
I bumped into him once at DragonCon on an elevator. I complimented him for his work on Twin Peaks. He thanked me for bringing up that show over Stargate.
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