|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1979|
Marysville (Union County)
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 2004|
According to Gale's mother, he was discharged from the Marines in 2003 because the military had diagnosed him with paranoid schizophrenia. The discharge came only two years into his four year enlistment. She also said that Gale had a drug problem in high school, was obsessed with Pantera and that he believed Pantera had stolen and used his lyrics.
Other theories of motive suggested that Gale may have turned to violence in response to the breakup of Pantera, or the public dispute between Abbott and Pantera singer Phil Anselmo. According to his friends, Gale thought Pantera was "trying to steal his identity." One friend recounts a story in which Gale showed up to a band practice with lyrics he claimed to have written, but the band knew they were Pantera lyrics. All of these theories were later ruled out by investigators. In the A Vulgar Display Of Power book, several of Gale's personal writings, given to the author by Gale's mother, suggest that the gunman was not angry about Pantera's breakup or about a belief that Pantera had "stolen songs"; instead, the documents suggest that Gale's paranoid schizophrenia caused delusions that the band could read his mind, and that they were "stealing" his thoughts and laughing at him.
Less than a year earlier, on April 5, 2004, Gale had a fight with security guards on stage during a Damageplan show in Cincinnati, Ohio, causing about $1,800 in damages.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: R€N€€♡ŁYNN
Record added: Aug 18, 2009
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You had a troubled soul, you are at peace now, I was taught "Judge not, lest we be judged" Rest in Peace!|
Added: Mar. 2, 2014
You had issues, don't agree with what you did but it's not mine or anyone else's place to judge you. you've been judged already.|
Added: Jan. 13, 2014
May God have mercy on your soul, Sir.|
Added: Oct. 3, 2013
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