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Harvey
05-05-2008, 02:30 PM
I have been very fortunate to be part of a family that is truly incredible. I just wanted to share the story of an American hero with you guys.

Bob F. Harvey was born in 1922 and joined the Navy at the age of 17. He defended this country during WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. He meet and married Betty in 1945. They raised a family of three while traveling all over the world until his retirement at age 39. After the Navy he took a position with Bell Helicopter doing logistics support for the Marines. He was a Shriner (http://www.shrinershq.org/), a Mason (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry), and member of the Optimist Club (http://www.optimist.org/). He was an avid golfer who took pride in an accurate scorecard. He was a man of honor, respect, and country who flew a flag at his house everyday. He even made sure to vote in the last Texas primary. He makes me proud of my country, my life, and my family.

He passed away Thursday May 1st at the age of 85. He left behind 3 children (3 more by marriage), 10 grandchildren and step grandchildren (4 more by marriage) and 6 great grandchildren. He will be laid to rest Tuesday May 6th in a military service at the DFW National Cemetery. He will be missed but certainly not forgotten.

Bob F. Harvey (http://www.legacy.com/dfw/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=108938319)

wakeX2wake
05-05-2008, 02:35 PM
wow hard to find men made of that fiber anymore... sorry for your loss

ShamrockIV
05-05-2008, 02:37 PM
Sorry for your loss. Goodbye to a fellow veteran and Masonic brother!!!!

i will see you on the high ground Mr. Harvey!!!!!!

trickskier
05-05-2008, 02:45 PM
Sorry about your loss, but it sounds like he was really an outstanding man!!! Great story Harvey, thanks for sharing.

Knox's_Better_half
05-05-2008, 02:49 PM
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

School Skier
05-05-2008, 03:29 PM
He was part of the greatest generation and you were lucky enough to be with this great American.

Monte
05-05-2008, 04:37 PM
Sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a great man..

flipper
05-05-2008, 05:19 PM
Sorry for your loss. Sounds like a one of a kind guy.

Harvey
05-05-2008, 05:39 PM
Thanks guys. I am sorry too but at the same time I know, because he told me, that celebrating his life is what he wanted. I hope his story can inspire others.

I know there are some young people on this board and I encourage ya'll to remember that heros don't necessarily make headlines; you can even find them right in your own backyard.