Monday, December 21, 2009


Cross-posted by Gary Fouse

Roger Gardner

(Thanks to Monkey in the Middle for the photo)

Some of my readers may know that I have regularly cross-posted some of my articles to Radarsite, a blog in Massachusetts which was operated by Roger Gardner. Roger was a true patriot, a veteran of the military who named his blog after a radar installation in Newfoundland, in which he served in the military. Last year, Roger was diagnosed with terminal leukemia and told by a doctor that he had two weeks to live. Roger, being the fighter he was, fought it for another year by way of chemotherapy. Now we have been advised by his son that Roger passed away last Thursday.

It has been a couple of years now that Roger reached out to me and asked me to cross-post onto Radarsite. He had read my writings and graciously gave me an opportunity to spread my readership through Radarsite. As a result, many of my articles found their way onto the websites of the Chicago Sun Times, Reuters and others. For that I am eternally grateful.

I never met Roger in person, but we talked from time to time over the phone. When he got sick, I would call him to see how he was doing. During the last several weeks, it became increasingly difficult to contact him, and it was obvious that he was getting weaker.

Roger Gardner was a man who loved his country deeply and cared about the traditional values that made this country great. He was fiercely opposed to the "progressive" agenda that is attempting to take over this country as well as the threat of radical Islam. It was to those principles that he dedicated his blog, Radarsite. He also gave a voice to other blogs like my own (Fousesquawk), Monkey in the Middle, Maggie's Notebook and others.

Roger was an inspiration to me, and I will miss him greatly. My condolences go out to his family, and I know that they will be comforted by the knowledge that Roger was truly a great American. I hope that I and our colleagues can continue his great tradition though our writings.

Rest in peace, old friend.


  1. Gary,

    I wanted to take this chance to say how much I have appreciated your picking up a lot of the posting here at Radarsite as Roger tried to get stronger.

    You've done an amazing job here and your dedication to this blog speaks volumes of your devotion and commitment.

  2. Yes Gary you have done very well to keep this site running. Your tribute to Roger is so very fitting of the patriot that he was.

    May he rest in peace.

  3. Thank you so much for that, Jon. I just hope we can continue in Roger's spirit.

  4. Gary,
    I was very saddened to hear
    of Roger's passing. Your work
    here has been excellent and
    I know Roger must has thought
    very highly of you. I am truly
    at a loss for more to say.
    Roger was very kind to me.
    HIs light is one that can never
    be extinguished!

  5. To Patriot and Nemesis,

    Thank you for those kind words. Looking at all the tributes pouring in to Roger-Gosh, what a man he was.

  6. I am very sorry to learn of Roger's passing (I am very rarely on line anymore). He and I often disagreed, but I always respected him. He will be missed by many.