"Take care of yourselves and each other, and always remember my motto:
Itís ok to work hard, as long as you play harder."

-Joe Milligan,
in an email to his parents 7/02

Newsweek: A War's Rising Toll

Adventurous Spirit
OCT. 12, 2002, INDONESIA
       His name was George Hamilton Milligan IV, but he was better suited to his nickname: Joe. A warm spirit, Milligan craved adventure—sky diving, bungee-jumping, snowboarding and scuba diving his way through life. More than anything, he loved to surf. So the Florida native moved to Australia, where he found the most spectacular waves yet. Highly intelligent but apolitical, he wasn’t suspicious of anyone. He never considered the possibility that his surfing jaunts to Indonesia were potentially dangerous. But last Oct. 12, two weeks shy of his 24th birthday, Milligan was one of 200 people who were killed when a car bomb exploded outside Club Sari in Bali. Milligan, who had recently graduated from college, was spending his last weekend in Indonesia with friends before returning home to Orlando. Last month, in memoriam, some 50 friends and family members paddled out to the waters where Joe learned to surf.
        —Jamie Reno and Malcolm Jones