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Profound Thanks and Farewell to Al Calame: Rest in Peace

Al Calame

Listeners to the programs and users of this website owe a great deal to my late, dear friend Al Calame, who passed away from natural causes recently. Having run the Spitfire CD duplication service and the old Spitfirelist.com website, Al’s efforts were essential to realizing the goal of getting all of the 30+ years of Dave Emory programs and lectures available online.

Working with no substantive financial reward, Al soldiered on, preserving the audio archives for posterity.

In addition to his essential efforts on behalf of the website and sending the programs to the stations that carried them, Al’s companionship helped me through some very stormy personal and professional waters.

One could cite no better example of citizenship than Al’s life and work. He will be fondly remembered, as well as missed. When using the materials on this site, pause to think of Al.

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4 comments for “Profound Thanks and Farewell to Al Calame: Rest in Peace”

  1. With the State of the Union address approaching the US is nearing that moment of annual angst over the nature of our national character. With that in mind…

    “One could cite no better example of citizenship than Al’s life and work. He will be fondly remembered, as well as missed.”

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | February 10, 2013, 9:39 pm
  2. My sincere condolences to all Al’s friends and loved ones. Much respect for working against the tide of fascism and for truth. May he rest in peace.

    Posted by GK | February 11, 2013, 12:06 pm
  3. Rest in peace, Al. You helped keep Dave’s efforts alive and well and for that we thank you sincerely, good sir.

    May your afterlife be a wondrous one…..=)

    Posted by Steven L. | February 13, 2013, 4:14 pm
  4. Rest in Peace comrade. Al was a dedicated human whom I greatly admired. His death is a great loss to all who fight fascism. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends. His great effort to bring the truth to the world will be honored and remembered.
    Merry meet, merry part, Merry meet again.
    The circle remains unbroken.

    Posted by ella seneres | February 17, 2013, 7:38 am

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