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thataway



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:07 pm    Post subject: Dusty's passing Reply with quote

I received a message from Charlie "Captain's Cat".:

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Dusty passed away last Tuesday. He would have been 100 in February. Please let the Brats know, if they have not heard. He wanted no service and there will be no obituary per his wishes, probably the oldest CBrat!

Regards to all!
Charlie Vinroot


May Dusty Rest In Peace. We all have been blessed to have known him, and had his wise council during the years of C Dory ownership. Our prayers to his family.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

End of watch for a fine man; RIP Dusty. Condolences to family and friends, and to our C-Brat family.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lester "Dusty" Lampman, a Mustang, a true American hero.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Condolences to his family and friends

Rest In Peace

Dusty has found eternal rest.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Revelation 21:4 NIV

Isaiah 43:2 ESV
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were some of the C-Brats privileged to know Capt. Lester Lampman, U.S. Navy, aka "Dusty." We first met him in 2003 at Swantown Marina in Olympia when both Daydream and Dusty's Tomcat 24 C-Salt were being christened.

Dusty told me he got his nickname because his job at the end of WWII was closing down Navy bases. They said of him "When Lampman leaves, there is nothing but blood and sawdust." True story.

In 2006, in a moment of weakness, we had put money down on a 25 C-Ranger (which of course soon became the Ranger 25, but that is a whole other story) at the Seattle Boat Show. Dusty invited us up for breakfast at the Farmhouse Inn on Hwy 20 in Anacortes. He said he and Les had tested the first Ranger, and wanted us to know that it would not do what the promotional brochures were promising, and that it was woefully underpowered with the 85 hp diesel engine. He said go ahead if we could be happy at 7 knots, but not if we were expecting more. We thanked him, and called Jeff Messmer, who by that time had left C-Dory and was working for the Livingtons at Ranger. Jeff told us it was no problem, and refunded our deposit.

Dusty was one of a kind for sure, and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Dusty!


Will Geise (Da Nag), Les, Jr. and Dusty


Toasting Dusty and C-Salt (Dusty standing in doorway, Patty in red jacket)



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another from the greatest generation now gone. I never had the pleasure of meeting or talking with Dusty, but sure enjoyed & benefited from his C-Brat post. Rest in peace old Warrior.

Jay

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP, Dusty.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have lots of great memories of Dusty, as do my granddaughters to whom he was so very kind.

He was a great man and a wonderful person.

Mike

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject: Greatest Generation - Dusty Reply with quote

I never met Dusty in person, but we chatted many times, first on CDogs and then here with the CBrats. I learned a lot from him. If I remember correctly, he was a NAP (enlisted) pilot who then received a commission.

I am sorry to learn of his passing.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the good fortune to know Dusty through the C-Brats and through his son Les formerly at EQ Marine. Whenever I had my boat at EQ (at least once a year) I made a point of visiting with Les. Les had a number of great stories to tell - both from his time in the Navy and his life thereafter. I wish that I would have taken the time to visit Les once a week and record his stories. It would make a great book. Dusty also gave me a number of good tips on fishing and shrimping and gave up some of his better shrimping spots in the San Juan Islands.

In 2015, during the Seattle Boat show weekend, I, Joe Doerring and Charlie Vinroot went up to meet Dusty for lunch. At that point he was still physically strong but the memory was starting to go. We enjoyed our meal at the BBQ joint in Oak Harbor and it was clear everyone at the restaurant knew and loved Dusty. A photo from that day is below.

Dusty and I shared a birthday - Feb 13th - and a number of years ago he promised me an invite to his 100th birthday party. Unfortunately, he didn't quite make it to that date. He was a great man and a wonderful human.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smooth sailing Dusty. Another of the ever fewer greatest generation is gone. Dusty's personal stories were awe inspiring. Taking over from a Canal pilot when the pilot was about to crash Dusty's aircraft carrier into the side of the panama canal, being shot down during WWII with (I think) Paul Newman as his rear gunner, hunting **** spies in South America before WWII, et. etc. I am sad to hear of his death.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

colobear wrote:
Smooth sailing Dusty. Another of the ever fewer greatest generation is gone. Dusty's personal stories were awe inspiring. Taking over from a Canal pilot when the pilot was about to crash Dusty's aircraft carrier into the side of the panama canal, being shot down during WWII with (I think) Paul Newman as his rear gunner, hunting **** spies in South America before WWII, et. etc. I am sad to hear of his death.


LOL - don't tease us, how about the longer version of those stories.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a real bad ass. RIP sir...and God bless you for your service, dedication and sacrifice to this great nation.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only had the privilege of meeting Dusty one time, during a stop at EQ to visit with Les about some wiring issues. Power boats with electronics and batteries were new to me and Les was tied up on the phone so I got to chat with dusty for a while. I didn't know who he was at the time, and as we chatted, I got the feeling this was a wise and humble man. Then I learned he was Les' father and got to hear some of his story from Les and Cathy later. What a privilege to have met him, and what gentleman and hero. This world needs more like him and we should be half the person he was.

RIP Dusty, and Thank you for sharing.

Prayers for the family. (And I would have loved to see that obituary).

Harvey
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Dusty Reply with quote

Sorry to hear of Dusty’s passing, a fine gentleman
Godspeed Sir.
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