Army Veteran, ARFCOM Founder Ed Avila Passes Away
Sad news out of ARFCOM recently, as Juan Avila posted the news his brother, Edward, lost his battle with cancer. The Army veteran and ARFCOM founder became a pivotal figure in the firearms industry, a legacy that lives on with the seminal website and message board AR15.com.
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ARFCOM Founder Ed Avila Passes
“Edward passed away today after a long battle with cancer,” wrote Juan Avila, Ed’s brother. “He fought until the end, sharing his story with the community (in the Team Forum) and hopefully inspiring hope in others. He was ever stoic, hones, and accepting of what life had put before him and he made the most of every moment he was able to cram into his last year. Even at the ned, he did not ask for anything, did not complain, did not give in. He went out on his own terms, fighting and stubborn to the last.”
As the founding member of ARFCOM, Avila leaves a unique, powerful mark upon the industry. ARFCOM began as a mere mailing list in 1996, after Ed left the military. It grew into one of the most …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life