Joel Gopan aka Ben Dover

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Joel Gopan aka Ben Dover

Post by KiwiMB » Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:06 pm

Hi guys,
I haven't seen any posts from Joel lately, and a quick trawl of the page came up with a post in March 2021. Does anyone know if he is ok?

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Re: Joel Gopan aka Ben Dover

Post by YLG80 » Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:34 pm

Joe has posted a message recently :

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He is most likely reading the GPW restoration standards :wink: .

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Re: Joel Gopan aka Ben Dover

Post by KiwiMB » Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:37 pm

Merci Yeves.

Cordialment

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Re: Joel Gopan aka Ben Dover

Post by Bill H. » Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:59 pm

Joel called me a couple of days ago. He had some health issues lately stemming from his time in the Army. He has good days and bad days. I'll call him tomorrow and let him know you all are thinking of him.

Thank you for showing concern.
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Re: Joel Gopan aka Ben Dover

Post by Bill H. » Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:04 pm

Joel called me this afternoon and he's still dealing with some health issues. He sounded really good considering all he's been through the last few weeks. His wife was involved in an automobile accident a few weeks ago and suffered some broken ribs but otherwise she is okay. Wrong way driver and his beloved red pickup was totaled.

Please keep he and his wife in your prayers. :wink:
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Re: Joel Gopan aka Ben Dover

Post by wc56daveyboy » Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:24 pm

Glad to hear he is still up and about

It’s been quite awhile since he has chimed in here..

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Re: Joel Gopan aka Ben Dover

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:11 pm

Same here, speedy recovery to both.
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