As a boy, one of my favorite programs was "Hogan's Hero's, and part of the reason was Richard Dawson. I remember watching Dawson in other shows back in the day like "The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Family Fued."So when I heard the news today that he had passed at the age of 79 from  complications of esophageal cancer I felt a little sad, like I lost an old childhood friend.

I always feel a little sad when I hear of an actor I loved from my youth has passed, I know a part of that sadness comes from the death of the person, but another part of my sadness comes from the realization that a little part of my youth passes with them.

Thanks for the memories Mr. Dawson... RIP