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December 13, 2006, 01:51 PM
Robert C. Kasper October 6, 2006

Robert C. Kasper, 55, of Clarks Summit, died Friday at home after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Pat.
Born in Peckville, son of Charles Kasper and the late Irene Wyszinski Kasper, he was a former officer in the Marine Corps Military Police and was an Army Reserves cavalry scout. He was the founder and director of the Gung Ho Chuan Association, Kni-Com knife-fighting system, teaching military, Department of Defense, government and corpor- ate personnel in high-risk environments, as well as air marshals, police and sheriff departments, national and international. He had black belts in several martial arts disciplines and was the founder/chief instructor of personal combative tactics. He was a writer and columnist for several magazines, including “Gung Ho,” “Fighting Knives” and “Tactical Knives.” He was also editor of the combative skills journal “Snapping In.” He was a combative knife expert, a designer of 11 combat knives, and a subject matter expert in establishing knife training for the Marine Corps Close Combat Curriculum. He was also the First Regent of the American Society of Arwologists. He was the recruiting manager for Blackwater Security and was previously program manager for Dyncorp International.

December 18, 2006, 09:15 AM
Rest in Peace Bob.

I've always been a fan of his blade designs seen through Polkowski, but never knew many of the things about him mentioned above. Dyncorp and Blackwater?
Didn't realize that. Interesting.