"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

Michael Taylor Hamden
October 24, 2002
12:20 PM

Who was the master of answering a question with a question? That's a no-brainer! It's the one and only, the man with about a hundred names (George, Joe, Joey, Skins, Mili-Skins, Milligan, Muligan, and {my favorite: Hamilton III}, just to name a few. Joe was a hell of a guy. He was the classic pledge brother of six: Howdy, Bill, Foley, Pate, Taylor, and himself. "The Six Pack." He blessed me and others with an uncountable amount laughs. To my knowledge, no one has ever had an occurence with Joe Milligan that didn't involve some type of laugh, mainly at one of the stupid humorus things that one of us just did. Joe was also a competitor. His parents can thank me for all of his good grades that he recieved at the College of Knowledge for the fact that every semester and every class we had together, we would push ourselves by wagering bets on each other to see who could master the higher grade. I don't know how it happened, but Joe: Why did it seem that you always ended up with my allowance at the end of the semester? Even though it seemed to me that I put in more effort, he somehow always pulled it off. That was it. He could pull off anything. Congrats to you bro. Recently, I was able to spend the time of my life with my two closest friends in Austraila, Joe and Jordan. Words can't even begin to describe how great of an experiece it was for me. And they'll agree. We were able to establish a bond that can't, and never will be broken. I will always cherish the moments I had over there. My eyes were open to a whole new world. I recommend it to anyone who has the courage like Joe and us, by just going for it. That was Joe. "Just go for it!" "Do it!" And that's what we did. Joe will be missed dearly by everyone. But I thank him for all the great times and great memories that he gave me, and to others. I love ya bro. Take care because you will never be forgotten.

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