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PostSubject: Re: Interviewing Eric's childhood friend   Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:15 pm

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I don't know if this in reference to me, but I did message Jenn to complain about the member name calling etc. I thought it should be addressed as [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] did not deserve to be called a dumbass. Thank you for taking care of it.

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] this man went to River Road with Eric. From the info he gave me from our first discussion, it sounds like they were pretty good friends when they went to school together, good enough friends to have overnights and such. I'm hesitant to provide TOO much information about his friend as he really wants to remain anonymous.

I'm hoping to have this interview completed within the next couple of weeks. I will be posting it on here first, as well as tumblr. It hasn't been determined yet whether the interview will be via email or audio recording in person. I'll keep you guys posted!

Thank you [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for the update.

So he/she knew Eric in Grade 5, when Eric was 10/11 years old. He/She would have known Eric before he moved to Plattsburg, New York while Eric was living in Oscoda, Michigan.

Here is what Eric referenced about Oscoda, Michigan when he would have known the person you are going to interview:

026771-026774 O Pioneers by Eric 2/18/97 Period 1 Mrs. Caruthers

The first home I lived in was located in a largely wooded area, so we didn't have many neighbors. Oscoda is a very, very small town. Of the three close neighbors I had, two of them had children my age. Every day we would play in the woods, or at our houses. We would make forts in the woods or make them out of snow. We would ride around on our bikes, or just explore the woods. It was probably the most fun I ever had in my childhood.

After living there for 3 years, we moved to live on the Air Force base. It was hard leaving my friends, especially my best friend. Even though we were still only a 10 minute drive away, we only saw each other maybe three times after that.


026609-026610 Guns by Eric 4/16/99 Period 4 R.D. [source: Dominic Duran -]

Guns! Boy, I loved playing "guns" as a kid. It is one of the few things I miss from childhood today. Living in a rural town in Michigan for three years, I played a lot in a forest. My brother, two friends and I would always be running around shooting imaginary bad-guys. The woods behind my house were vast, empty, and old. It smelled of a musty tree or maybe of pine trees most of the time in there. Those woods left so many memories in the mind it's amazing. Such as how scary they looked during hard rain storms or how dark they were at night. I was even afraid to go into the woods during night time, for fear of the unknown. For the most part, however, my memories are fond ones. My brother, Sonia, and I had countless missions in those woods, hunting for enemy troops and stopping invasions. We would set up little tree fort made of loose sticks and branches, and use them for our bases and camps. Fire! I would scream, as we all made as many fast gun sounds as we could, waving our deadly plastic toys around. Almost every time we had a firefight, we would pretend one of us would be injured. We always would carry little bandages and tape with us to dress the wound. Luckily, the bullet would always go right through so we wouldn't need to perform surgery. Sonia, being her crazy self, would run right into the battle screaming and firing at all the bad guys, as we gave cover fire. It seemed too vivid, our fighting, and so real. Now that I have actually fired weapons I realize how unrealistic we were, but hey, we were just kids!

"Where's the air support?!" my brother screams, as I reload my M16. "Hell if I know!!" I retort. "We got more incoming APCs on our 6's, set those mines quick!" Sonia hollers. The bad guys were surrounding us, but we had plenty of ammo to last us for hours. I toss a few stick grenades into the trees ahead, and duck as they go off killing the wave of enemy troops. Kevin was setting the mines for those trucks and Sonia was launching rockets at the platoon on our left. Grenade! I scream as I see a stick fall in our base. Sonia and I jump out over the tree trunks as the grenade destroys our base.

"We got to move, now!" Sonia yells in my ear under all the shooting. We run right past my brother and he joins up in the evacuation. Just then our air support flies by overhead. "There are the gunships!" says my bro., as we dodge tree limbs, bullets, and mortars. We stop at a group of rather large trees and turn and return fire. The air support is dropping napalm on the advancing troops, and launching rockets at the trucks. We pull out a huge machine gun and set it up on a stationary position in a tree. Sonia and Kevin start spraying bullets everywhere as I use hand-to-hand combat on a few bad guys that made it to us. By the time I finish them off with a really strong stick, it's time to go inside and do some homework, and Sonia needs to go out to dinner with her family tonight, too. All in a day's work as a kid, I guess.

One of these days, real soon, I will call up Sonia and see if she still remembers me. And see if those woods, our forts, and our hide-outs are all still there where I left them over seven years ago.

Maybe some of this information will jog his/her memory of his past experience with Eric.

I am so looking forward to your interview.
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PostSubject: Re: Interviewing Eric's childhood friend   Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:17 pm

Did Eric seem to have any depression as a child? Also if he did keep in touch afterwards, did he notice a change in Eric? I feel like he was Eric Harris in his first 2 years of high school, then he was his alter ego Reb the last 2 years. Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Interviewing Eric's childhood friend   Mon May 14, 2018 8:16 pm

Did anyone ever see the interview that [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] talked about in this thread posted on Tumblr?
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PostSubject: Re: Interviewing Eric's childhood friend   Tue May 15, 2018 6:20 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Did anyone ever see the interview that [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] talked about in this thread posted on Tumblr?

To my knowledge no. scratch But I would actually be interested in reading this interview if it ever happened.

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