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Saturday, September 07, 2013
Tribute for: Richard FitzGerald  (Canoga Park, CA)
Tribute left by: Family FitzGerald (Canoga Park, CA)
Richard gave his best and was proud to serve his country. As a First Lieutenant, he had the interest of his Air Police squadron at heart and truly made a difference.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tribute for: Norman  Funk  (East Hartford, CT)
Tribute left by: Kathy Dyer (Manchester, CT)
Our beloved uncle, Norman Funk of East Hartford,Conn., served in the US Army Air Force as a B-24 waist gunner and radioman with l5th AF, 454 BG,in Cerignola, Italy during WWII. He enlisted at age 17. Norm earned three air medals and five battle stars and flew as a crew member on numerous combat missions,including raids on the oil fields at Ploesti. He was a quiet, kind, and gentle man of great character. Uncle Norman died on Jan 30, 2011. He was a wonderful man and a true hero. RIP, Norm Funk.

Monday, December 06, 2010
Tribute for: Col. Charles W. Fellows, Jr.  (deceased)
Tribute left by: Karen Moody (Houston, TX)
Another officer described my father as the finest man he had ever met. My father embodied the essence of an Air Force officer - honorable, trustworthy, self-effacing, always put his family first. He had a poem that hung on his wall as long as I can remember that reminded him how important a man's name was and he encouraged us to remember that we should always act so as to never dishonor our name. I am proud to say that his 5 sons and daughters are carrying on this tradition. Love to you, Dad.

Sunday, October 03, 2010
Tribute for: Mark Forester  (Halleyville, AL)
Tribute left by: Robert Gutierrez JR (hope mills, NC)
SrA Mark Forester gave the ultimate sacrifice for his Country,God,family and every citizen of the United States of America. We honor this brave warrior,combat controller,friend,brother and son. Thank you Mark, you will never be forgotten! May you Rest in Peace. Our Hero SrA Mark A Forester, KIA 29 Sept 2010-Uruzgan Province Afghanistan Operation Enduring Freedom.

Monday, June 21, 2010
Tribute for: Arthur "Turo" Franz  (Perth Amboy, NJ)
Tribute left by: Mike Bell (Joplin, MO)
Airman Franz (1920-2006) served as a B-24 Navigator in the ETO of WWII, was shot down over Romania and taken POW. He became a highly regarded actor, starring in almost 150 films during his long career, including "Hellcats of the Navy", "Sands of Iwo Jima" and "The Caine Mutiny". A Remembrance has been started for him at: http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/120662

Friday, May 28, 2010
Tribute for: A1C Morgan Porterfield Freeman  (Memphis, TN)
Tribute left by: Mike Bell (Joplin, MO)
Airman Freeman (1937- ) served as a radar mechanic from 1955-59. He is best known as an award-winning film actor and horseman. A profile of honor has been started for him at: http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/119477

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tribute for: S/Sgt Robert H. Folsom  (Ellenton, GA)
Tribute left by: Shirley  Lindsey (Valdosta, GA)
I honor the memory of my uncle S/Sgt Robert H. Folsom. Beloved son of Randall Gordon (Mac), and Sarah Elizabeth Ricks Folsom. Born 3-6-1916. Tail gunner on plane shot down enroute to bomb Giessen, Germany, parachuted safely over Langgons village, March 2, 1945 WWII. Captured, beaten, killed by local nazis. Buried in the dirt in local cemetery. Buried later in American cemetery in Margraten, Holland, The Netherlands. My mother and grandparents grieved the rest of their lives.

Thursday, May 06, 2010
Tribute for: Ronald Fish  (E. Stroudsburg, PA)
Tribute left by: Richard Cho (Aiea, HI)
I really miss you my friend,we were like brothers.One day we will meet again,but not yet.May god grant you everlasting peace,Aloha,Richard

Sunday, February 21, 2010
Tribute for: Lillian Feldman  (NYC, NY)
Tribute left by: Helen Gross Brudner (Teaneck, NJ)
Sgt. Feldman served in the United States Army in WWII. She was among the earliest WACs to be posted in Egypt following the Italian campaign. She left the service after the war to marry, but enlisted in the WAF during the Korean War. She mentored many of us young, young women and helped to define our roles in the relatively new service. Many of the precedents currently in use, came from her kindness, intelligence and awareness of need.

Monday, October 12, 2009
Tribute for: LtGen Raymond B. Furlong  (St Mary's, PA)
Tribute left by: Mike Bell (Joplin, MO)
LtGen Furlong, 1926-2009, served from 1948 to 1979 as a pilot and a Commander in several facets of the Air Education and Training Command/Air University, with high distinction. A Remembrance has been started for him at: http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Profile&type=Person&ID=110629

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tribute for: Lenard Fox  (Tucson, AZ)
Tribute left by: Clayton Farnsworth (Tucson, AZ)
To Lenard Fox a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator in the South Pacific. To the man who never got to fire a shot. Thank you for securing our Freedom.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tribute for: A2C Robert Frotten  (Lake Worth, FL)
Tribute left by: Mike Bell (Joplin, MO)
A2C Frotten served our nation in Korea and was buried with military honors at South Florida VA National Cemetery on 21 Aug 09. A Remembrance has been started for him at: http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Profile&type=Person&ID=105951

Thursday, July 09, 2009
Tribute for: SrA Amber Harmony Finnell  (Tawas, MI)
Tribute left by: Mike Bell (Joplin, MO)
SrA Finnell died suddenly while on duty at Lajes AB, Azores 65th Air Base Wing on 30 Jun 09, after having served the USAF Security Forces since 2004, including a tour in Iraq. She was buried with military honors in Tawas, MI on 9 Jul 09. A Remembrance profile has been started for her at: http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Profile&type=Person&ID=102601

Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tribute for: SMSgt Clifford L. "Bo" Ferris  (Redding, CA)
Tribute left by: Mike Bell (Joplin, MO)
SMSgt Ferris served the USAAC and USAF beginning in WWII, through Korea and Vietnam retiring with 28 total years. He was buried with military honors on 29 June 09 in Redding. CA. A Remembrance profile has been started for him at: http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Profile&type=Person&ID=101825

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tribute for: Larry J. Foster  (Burlington, NC)
Tribute left by: Mike Bell (Joplin, MO)
Airman Foster was buried with military honors on 26 Jun 09 in Yanceyville, North Carolina. A Remembrance profile has been started at: http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Profile&type=Person&ID=101612

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tribute for: Marvin Fields  (Glasgow, KY)
Tribute left by: Donald Fields (Reynoldsburg, OH)
My dad served in the Air Force from 1951-1969. He was in Korea & Vietnam as well as doing a tour in Ontario, Canada. He was a crew chief for C-47 & T-29 aircraft & loved flying & serving his country. He often said that people who took advantage of what our country offers but weren't willing to make any sacrifices for it were worse than our sworn enemies because they tore down the country from within. I'm so proud I could serve in the Air Force also & I know he was proud that I served honorably.

Friday, June 19, 2009
Tribute for: Col. Eugene Fucci  (Hanover, NH)
Tribute left by: Patti Keith (Miamisburg, OH)
Truly an amazing man, my father. He passed away on April 6, 2009. He served most of the Second World War as a B-24 bomber instructor pilot, he served as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist and Command Pilot for various forward deployed B-29 bomber units in England and Europe. My father had many accomplishments throughout his air force career, and that is truly a great honor.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Tribute for: Clayton O. Farnsworth Jr.  (Wellsburg, VA)
Tribute left by: Clayton Farnsworth (Tucson, AZ)
My father entered the Army Air Corps in 1947 just before it turned over to The U.S. Air Force. In less than 10 years, he was promoted to Master Sergent. To this day he is the only service member, that I know of to have accomplished such a feet.

Monday, May 18, 2009
Tribute for: SSgt Robert F. Fage, Jr  (Los Angeles, CA)
Tribute left by: Mike Bell (Joplin, MO)
Airmen aboard AC-119G tail #53-8155 "Shadow 78" who perished 28 Apr 70 due to engine failure upon take off from Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam, while serving with the 17th Special Operations Squadron of the 14th Spec Ops Wing: 1Lt Thomas Lubbers Maj Meredith Anderson SSgt Robert Fage, Jr MSgt Joseph Jeszek 1Lt Charles Knowles Sgt Michael Vangelisti There were two survivors. Remembrance profile started for SSgt Fage at: http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Profile&type=Person&ID=80134

Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Tribute for: Col. Eugene A. Fucci  (Hanover, NH)
Tribute left by: Ann Marie Franklin (Millbrook, AL)
We will all truly miss you! Love you!

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tribute for: TSgt Samuel C. Ferrell  (Montgomery, WV)
Tribute left by: Capt. Wm. S. Stafford (Rangiora, New Zealand, FL)
Sam Ferrell was my uncle, friend, mentor and helper. He entered the USAAF in 1944 as a B-17 Flight Engineer after graduating WVIT w/ a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He flew all 30+ missions in the European Theatre. He was fluent in 7 languages, and retired from the USAF in 1976. He was from the generation that experienced the Great Depression, WW2, & the 52 year Cold War. He quietly helped those in need, & asked for nothing in return. He donated generously to many Air Force causes. He passed 12/25/06

Monday, May 26, 2008
Tribute for: Greynold Fagan  (Orlando, FL)
Tribute left by: Ashley Fagan (Key Largo, FL)
Ltc Greynold Menzel Fagan 93rd Bomb Wing S.A.C. Castle AFB Navigator Instructor, Instructor of Peace. Giver of Life.

Friday, May 16, 2008
Tribute for: Willie Farrow Jr.  (Montgomery, AL)
Tribute left by: Beverly DOUGLAS (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
Willie Farrow is my cousin, he was raised by his aunt and uncle in Birmingham, Al after his mothers death. My cousin worked his way through college. He was the first one in our family to graduate from college. Willie entered the Air Force during the Viet Nam war. He served his country well. Willie retired as a General and settled in Montgomery, Al with his wife they continued to teach at a University in Alabama.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Tribute for: TSGT Roland Farrar  (Mint Hill, NC)
Tribute left by: Eric Farrar (Mint Hill, NC)
My hero took his last flight with full military honors on September 29,2007. He was my father, my mentor and true hero. Dad served on a B-29 Bomber known as V Square 44 (The 'Big Stck') as right wing gunner. He was a pastor and teacher, he raised four children of his own on his own, then raised 7 more step-children, 36 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.

Monday, December 24, 2007
Tribute for: kevin fitzpatrick  (silver springs, MD)
Tribute left by: shaun fitzpatrick (somerset, MA)
my brother served in the u.s. m.c 1951 to 1955 in korea he received the purple heart in combat as sgt.he left the marines to join the u.s.a.f he served on a.f. one for many years he took jfk to dallas and returned on a.f. one when l.b.j was sworn in as president of united states. hes been my hero for many years always looking up to him as a real hero. he retired in 1972 from the u.s.a.f.

Monday, December 03, 2007
Tribute for: Dion  Francis, Sr.  (Oklahoma City, OK)
Tribute left by: CPT Dion Francis, Jr. (Tahlequah, OK)
My father, Dion Francis, Sr., passed away recently after a long illness. He was proud of being an Air Force veteran. I remember his service and duty stations like Guam, Tinker and Offutt. It is interesting and sometimes very sobering to interpret the memories and conversations with him about his service from the position of adulthood and military service in a world that transitioned from the cold war to other concflicts. Thanks Dad for serving our country in that difficult and dangerous time.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Tribute for: James Foltz  (Fairmont, NE)
Tribute left by: Dawn Foltz (Doniphan, NE)
S/Sgt. James D. Foltz, my father. Gave proud service to his country. Stationed in Chateauroux France 51-55, Hill AFB, 55-62 Thule AFB 62-63 , and Zweibrucken AFB till 1969, when he passed. My Father was an inspiration to all he met, we loved him dearly and cherish every word spoken of him. Whenever I smell shoe leather and polish I think of him.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Tribute for: robert faraday  
Tribute left by: robin  marchmonte (moses lake, WA)
I worked with Robert(rocket Bob) while stationed in Grand Forks. He was my element leader and my friend. He was a kind and gentle person who was firm but always had a smile on his face. He was compassionate when you needed someone to talk to. I will always remember him as rocket Bob.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Tribute for: Irvin Fink  (Edison, NJ)
Tribute left by: Nancy Fink-Prelaske (Lemont, IL)
I offer this tribute to my father 1st Lt.Irvin Fink 15th AAF, 301st Bombardment Group, 32nd Bomb Squadron, B-17 Pilot WWII on this day of his birth. Dad flew 22 missions when the war ended he re-enlisted into the Reserves. Dad was an everyday hero raising his two daughters solo at a time when that wasn't the norm. His motto was "the truth is always easier than a lie". You have always been my "Hero".

Sunday, July 01, 2007
Tribute for: francisco fabian  (las vegas, NV)
Tribute left by: dalia fabian wilkerson (palmdale, CA)
This tribute is to my father. He served 22 years in the USAF and as a child i remember many times he would leave on tours for months at a time. This tribute is in honor of the pride he instilled in us to respect and honor our country and our flag. My father is my hero for without the sacrifices he made for us we would not have the freedom that we have today. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and along with my mother raised 6 children who all respect and love him dearly.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Tribute for: Lewis Fogleman  (Phoenix, AZ)
Tribute left by: Sharon Hockensmith (McKinney, TX)
This tribute is for my deceased father, Lewis Conrad Fogleman, a truly dedicated military man. He joined the Army in the mid-1930s and was assigned to the 7th Cavalry at Fort Bliss where he met my mother, Fay. He rose to the rank of CWO2. In 1948, he chose the Army Air Corps (smart man!)and was a Chief Master Sergeant when he retired at Luke AFB in 1957. He taught me to love military life and was so proud when I married an Air Force pilot. This is for you, Dad! Thanks - I love you. Sharon

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Tribute for: Allan Farkas  (Clovis, NM)
Tribute left by: Bob Farkas (Clovis, NM)
My father, Tsgt. Allan B. Farkas, served 21 years in the United States Air Force as a security police officer. He served in many remote locations, including Alaska, Spain,and Panama. He continued his career in law enforcement in two local departments as well as the local district attorney's office. A man's man, a dad's dad, and a cop's cop. A true hero in every sense of the word. Sleep soundly, America; the U.S. Air Force is watching over you.

Friday, February 16, 2007
Tribute for: Horton L. Fross  (Corvallis, OR)
Tribute left by: SHerri Hancock (Omaha, NE)
My father, Lt. Col. Horton L. Fross spent over 30 years in the Air Force. He was a prisoner of war in WWII at Barth, Germany for 18 months. He never really talked about it but he did keep a book that my brothers and I loved to look at. He has since passed away but he will always be our hero.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tribute for: Patrick Flynn, SMSgt  (Las Vegas, NV)
Tribute left by: Rochelle Caruso (Las Vegas, NV)
Patrick began his career as an imagery analyst and then teaching others his skills. He always strives to do his best with everything he does, from his daily job to being the first to volunteer to help others. For this loyalty and pride in his career, he serves as an excellent role model for young airmen just starting out in their careers. After 22 years, he is now a superintendant and Predator sensor operator. For all this and so much more, I am so proud of him and proud to soon be his wife. ILY

Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tribute for: Robert Fox  (Lincoln, NE)
Tribute left by: Patricia Hereford (Edgewater, FL)
My brother, F/O Robert E. Fox, enlisted in the Air Corps in 1943 at 18, a year after he graduated from Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE. In 1941, he played end on the State Champion football team. After flight training in the United States, he was sent to Italy where he was assigned to the 301st Bombardment Group Heavy of the 15th Air Force, in Lucera, Italy. He was the navigator on a B-17 which bombed Eastern Europe. He was killed on 29 Oct 1944 at the age of 20; his plane did return.

Monday, December 04, 2006
Tribute for: Robert Eugene Foster  (Lockport, NY)
Tribute left by: Marylee Tarrats (Port Jervis, NY)
Ssgt. Robert E. Foster/KIA/BNR/E5 US Air Force gave his life in South Vietnam for the service of his country and my freedom on March 9,1966, but his remains were never returned to his country and family. He was a brave man who flew in an AC47(Puff the Magic Dragon)with the 4th Air Commando Squadron out of Da Nang Airfield. He deserves better than he has gotten. I wear his bracelet. May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Tribute for: Tom Foulk, Jr.  (Wheeling, WY)
Tribute left by: Judy Polansky (Lake Charles, LA)
Besides being the best father in the world, my dad is a June 1943 graduate of West Point. He was a P-51 fighter pilot during WWII and went on to have a 30 year career in the USAF, retiring in 1972. My hero is a man of honesty, integrity, intelligence, patriotism, and compassion.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Tribute for: Christopher & Christian Furtick  (Lakeland, FL)
Tribute left by: TSgt Kevin Furtick (Langley AFB, VA)
I am currently and proudly serving and want to pay tribute to my two precious boys whom I dedicate my service so they and many can live in a world that is free. I love you boys. Love Dad.

Saturday, November 11, 2006
Tribute for: Westwood Fletcher  (FL)
Tribute left by: Jordan  Fletcher (Holmes Beach, FL)
My grandfather flew in WWII, Korean, and Vietnam. He was county comissioner in Manatee County. He was well known, and still is, as well as a very cherrished man. He's a hero to many, not only myself. To our family, to our residents, and to those who knew him before his death. He accomplished so much in his lifetime. I just wish he hadn't died when I was three. I would've got to know him better. Despite that, he was a good man.. and still is. I love you Papa, if you're watching over me.

Thursday, November 09, 2006
Tribute for: Lt Col Wesley L.  Fry, Jr.  (Colorado Springs, CO)
Tribute left by: Alexis Fry (Pickerington, OH)
My grandfather was a great man I only met him a few times in my life though. He passed away last year,but his heart,spirit, and courage will always be with us. He won many medals,including a purple heart for being shot in the leg. He has three kids,and over 12 grandchildren. Even though you're gone grandpa you will always be with us and we love you very much. See you in Heaven Papa. Love you, Alexis T. Fry

Thursday, November 09, 2006
Tribute for: Loren (Lonnie) Franz  (Auburn, WA)
Tribute left by: Loren Franz, Jr. (Auburn, WA)
Dad was one of those who served in the 3rd Air Corps stateside when he wanted to be overseas during WWII. He served quietly and with distinction, from 1942 until 1950. He kept his brothers healthy as an NCO (medical), and preople and services going after he went through OCS. He had a chance to sing with the Benny Goodman band with some of the original USO tours stateside. He kept the morale of his brothers up, while he served in Florida. Those who stay behind can also be heroes.

Friday, October 20, 2006
Tribute for: Ronald Fogleman  
Tribute left by: Michelle Siau (Surprise, AZ)
I believe that Gen Fogleman was a true hero to the Air Force. He is was a warrior and airmen to all those who wore the blue uniform. He fought for what was right, stood by his word, and retired with honor. I admire him and feel he is true to our core values: Integrity First Service Before Self Excellence in All We Do We need more like him! Both officer and enlisted.

Thursday, October 19, 2006
Tribute for: Neil Fritsch  (Port Lavaca, TX)
Tribute left by: Norma Fritsch (Laredo, TX)
My Dad, Neil E. Fritsch was in the Air Force from 1966-1969. He served in Vietnam War. My dad is my hero because he served his nation. He fought in the war and enlisted in the service to ensure our freedom, even those he doesn't know and will never meet. I am proud of my dad deciating his service into the Air Force.

Monday, October 16, 2006
Tribute for: Roswell Freedman  (Potomac Falls, VA)
Tribute left by: Barbara Freedman (Potomac Falls, VA)
Thank you for surviving 150+ missions in WWII and 60+ missions in Korea plus all those quirky misadventures that we laugh about now but which could have taken your life. This way, we've had 50+ years of marital bliss. Thank you Ross and thank you God for saving him for me and our family . I love you so much. Your loving wife, Barbara

Saturday, October 14, 2006
Tribute for: Robert Ferrell  (Miami Springs, FL)
Tribute left by: Krisitne Ferrell-Stark (Boca Raton, FL)
USAF Lt. & Reserve capt. 1960's; died parachuting 1976; loving husband & father to Kris & Amy; his passion was flying & parachuting; his regret was being turned down for Vietnam duty. USAF son;military flowed in his veins. Amy & Kris miss you everyday & look to the skies with only the happiest of memories. Love, Kris & Amy

Saturday, October 14, 2006
Tribute for: Robert Ferris  (Old Town, FL)
Tribute left by: Danner Ferris (St. Petersburg, FL)
This tribute is to my father who is now deceased . He served 23 years in the United States Air Force. During the Vietnam War he was a B-52 Stratofortress gunner with 100+ combat missions over Southeast Asia. I am proud to be a Son of a Gunner.

Saturday, October 14, 2006
Tribute for: Martin Friedland  (Newport News, VA)
Tribute left by: Steve Friedland (Fresno, CA)
My Dad, Martin David Friedland, was a side door gunner in a B-17 stationed in North Africa and later in Italy during WWII. He was First Sgt. of his outfit and beloved by his men for his tireless dedication to them.

Saturday, October 14, 2006
Tribute for: Roswell Freedman  (Potomac Falls, VA)
Tribute left by: Ginger Gotliffe (Reston, VA)
Your courage and service as a fighter pilot in WWII and Korea were incredible. I have always loved hearing about your life of adventures especially of those in the Air Force. One of my earliest memories is of you placing me in the seat of a P-51 and one of my happiest was getting to fly with you. I am proud of your continued service to the Air Force at the Air War College. Your love of flying, the pure joy that it brought you, was wonderful and inspirational. Love, your daughter, Ginger.

Thursday, October 12, 2006
Tribute for: MSGT Joseph Paul Fortunato - Retired  (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tribute left by: Denise Fortunato (Pittsburgh, PA)
My husband served in the Air Force 1956 - 1977 including two tours in Southeast Asia. His last assignment was at Langley AFB VA with the 1st TAC Fighter Wing. He was a member of the flight testing crews for the F15 fighter and FB111 bomber jets. He received 4 commendation medals and many other awards. I entered him as a Charter Member to honor his dedicated service to his country. Mike, Celina, Alex, Bob, Eileen, Jess, Jen, Pap and Jim hope he has the best time in DC on Oct 14! Go Babe!