Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Closed Thread
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-12-2013, 02:24 AM   #511
Pentaxian
Jonathan Mac's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 6,683
I'm really sad to hear this.

I remember reading Bob's stories with great interest when he first posted his war photography stories on this forum. He seemed like a real gentleman, and enthusiastic about what he did.

My thoughts go out to his family.

10-12-2013, 05:06 AM   #512
Veteran Member
Panteg's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Swansea , South Wales , UK
Posts: 444
Such sad news.
10-12-2013, 08:17 AM   #513
Forum Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Poland
Posts: 86
This is a very sad day.

My condolences to Bob's family.
10-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #514
Pentaxian
ChipB's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Austin, TX area
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,354
Oh Crap! Been travelling, just now saw the news. My heart goes out to Bob's family (and his family here on PentaxForums).

10-12-2013, 08:42 AM   #515
Veteran Member
manntax's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,972
That's a terrible news. Bob seemed such a kind and warm guy, having suffered so much of the trauma yet was still helping and thinking of others. That's a worse example of life's irony when one cannot see the fruit of one's hard work. I hope the other co-authors and his friends will continue this work - looking forward to get that book now more than ever !

Rest in peace Bob!
10-12-2013, 01:50 PM - 1 Like   #516
Pentaxian
dosdan's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,740
Although I only knew Bob from his correspondence here, the news made me quite sad, as I admired the man.

I hope this site can officially remember him in some way. The idea for a book was planted in this thread. Perhaps an annual Bob Hillerby prize for photography?

I also hope the site acts as a source of publicity to promote his book.

Dan.

Last edited by dosdan; 10-12-2013 at 02:32 PM.
10-12-2013, 02:54 PM   #517
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canberra, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,805
I only knew Bob from postings on this forum but this news is really sad. Bob seemed to have been on a challenging personal journey and have come out the other side with so much more to give.

Perhaps the forum could collect from interested members and make a donation to his PTSD group on their behalf?

Is there any US-based member(s) that would be willing/able to coordinate receiving the contributions via paypal and then making the donation to the PTSD group?

Last edited by Mike L; 10-12-2013 at 03:50 PM.
10-12-2013, 04:14 PM   #518
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
paulh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: DFW Texas/Ventura County, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 23,131
Sad news indeed. I spent several days poring over his amazing posts when I first discovered them. Sympathies to his family & friends.

10-13-2013, 01:49 PM   #519
Pentaxian
Arpe's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,372
Wow - very sad, Condolences from New Zealand too. He seemed to "get" the rivalry between the Aussies and the Kiwis.
10-13-2013, 02:59 PM   #520
PEG Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hielands o' Scootlund
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 49,922
Please accept my condolences and my thoughts are with his family.
10-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #521
Pentaxian
RoxnDox's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington, USA, Terra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,118
Very sad, my condolences to his friends and family... We'll miss him too.

Jim
10-14-2013, 01:29 AM   #522
NKK
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 583
Sad news... thoughts goes to the family.
10-14-2013, 02:44 AM   #523
Veteran Member
EarlVonTapia's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Vancouver
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,207
Oh man this is sad. Prayers for the family and friend of Bob. Thank you Tom for posting here and letting us know what happened.
10-14-2013, 04:12 AM   #524
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,163
My condolences to Bob Hillerby's family. His story will carry on I am sure.
10-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #525
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 116
I'm very sad to hear this. I'm not a vet but I have the greatest respect for those that are. The fact that he chose to share his experiences with others probably did more for his healing than anything else could have. As a fellow rider I know how quickly these things can happen. I've lost more than a couple of brothers these last few years. Prayers go out to his family and those grieving for him. May you ride the hills of heaven forever in peace.
Closed Thread

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
auto, camera, combat, flash, lenses, mission, pentax, photographer, photography, vietnam
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Travel Combat Photo in Iraq CasualPhil Post Your Photos! 7 09-29-2010 06:35 AM
What tells the Nikon D3100 us about the Pentax K-r? Lampo Pentax News and Rumors 64 08-22-2010 08:04 AM
Combat Camera's LeeRunge Photographic Technique 8 07-28-2010 08:12 PM
My wife tells me I have PFA.... slip Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 03-22-2007 08:30 PM
eBay seller who tells stories & posts pics tranq78 General Talk 5 01-02-2007 08:53 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:04 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top