A tribute to a Proud WW ll Veteran

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A tribute to a Proud WW ll Veteran

Post by vwsf » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:18 pm

Another Wonderful WW ll Veteran Passes
On Tuesday June 2, I lost my Dad ( John H Furrer, aged 93 ) after a very long Illness.
Some of you might remember my Dad from Tower park or the Petaluma Veterans Parade. He loved just sitting watching the MVs drive by and talking to visitors who just stopped by to shake his hand and share stories

Dad was a Navy radio Technician II From 1942-45
Here is a little of Dads record:
1941 Dad was playing tennis in San Francisco with my future Mom at Time of Pearl Harbor Attack
1942 ...Enlisted 1942. Trug BASE TREASURE ISLAND SF
1943...Oklahoma Schooling
1943 ...Lido beach. Long Island
1943...Dyke 29..ARZEW Algeria
1944 ..LAnded on the beach at Anzio, Went to Salerno, Rome
1944 ..Palmero Sicily
1944 ..Naples Italy
1944..Bizerte Algeria
1944.. Oran Algeria
1945 ..USS Brisco In SF
1945 ..Shipped to Guadalcanal MArshall Islands, Philippines, New Guinea
1945...Was Onboard the USS Briscoe in Tokyo Bay for the Surrender
1945 ..10/13/45 Discharged at Treasure ISland SF bay


Im so Proud of you Dad, I love you so much.
Thank You for being my hero.
Save a fishing spot for me in heaven.

All my Love
Your Son
Tom Furrer
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Re: A tribute to a Proud WW ll Veteran

Post by GreaseAndGlory » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:29 pm

So sorry for your loss. This is a good reminder of what fuels this hobby. It's so we can honor these guys and to ensure that future generations will remember. Thanks for posting.
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Post by Ron Fitzpatrick » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:41 pm

Thanks for the post Tom
The greatest generation!!
RIP John
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Post by Chuck Lutz » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:44 pm

Tom....my condolences on the loss of your father. I know you have been very involved in caretaking for him for a long time. Your Dad has quite a career and I'm sure that he was equally proud of his son who has done so much to teach the next generations of American children.

God Bless....
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Post by 1/321FA » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:27 pm

RIP. Salute! So sorry for your loss.
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Post by Frank Bruegger » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:10 pm

Very sorry for your loss...RIP
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Post by pjones » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Tom,
I too am very sorry for your loss. I am the fortunate owner of his wonderful jeep. It's great to finally see pictures of the man who put this jeep together.
Sincerest sympathies,
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Re: A tribute to a Proud WW ll Veteran

Post by TopKick » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:50 am

My condolences on to the loss of your father Tom. He is in good hands and with great company I'm sure. You will see him again one day. I miss my Dad each and every day.
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Post by Brian Wolf » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:05 am

Tom,
Just saw your posting here. Very sorry to hear about your dad. His long journey has finally ended, on this end anyway. I hope you are getting along ok.
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Post by Mike Wright » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:17 pm

Tom,
I to just saw this posting.

Another of the "GREATEST GENERATION" passes, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side............


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Post by Chevy427z » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:59 pm

My deepest condolences. Incredible career. Wonderful tribute.

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Re: A tribute to a Proud WW ll Veteran

Post by Kevin Monahan » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:38 pm

It breaks your heart to lose your dad, How great it was, he past his love and life's values down to you.
May he rest in peace.

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Re: A tribute to a Proud WW ll Veteran

Post by Robert Tofson » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:00 pm

Tom, you had a wonderful dad. He served his country honorably and I am sorry for your loss. God Bless.
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Re: A tribute to a Proud WW ll Veteran

Post by gpwmke » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:30 am

Thanks for sharing.


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