MAJ Robert D. Furman was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/13/2010 at the age of 77.7 from Lengthy Illness
Gillette, WY
Date of Birth 12/04/1932
Served in the U.S. Air Force
This information was provided by SSN search Feb 2011

More detail on this person: Robert Donald Furman, 77, of Gillette, Wyoming passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming after a long illness. Bob was born in Waymouth, Massachusetts, to Clarence Judson Furman and Helen (Flynn) Furman on Dec. 4, 1932. Bob attended school in Canton, New York, and later Pennsylvania Military College in Chester, Pennsylvania. Bob met his wife of 49 years, Annette, in Great Falls, Montana. He was an Air Force pilot and she was an Air Force nurse. His Air Force career lead him to places like Bell Helicopter International in Isfaham, Iran, Jolly Green Giant Long Range Rescue Army C staff in Leavenworth, Kansas. Bob's Air Force career included the Vietnam era. He was a Jolly Green Giant long-range rescue pilot. He attended the U.S. Army Command & Staff School in Levenworth, Kansas. He was an instructor helicopter pilot for Bell Helicopter International in Isfaham, Iran. After his retirement in the Air Force, they moved to Wyoming. He worked for Peabody Coal Company in Gillette, Wyoming until 1998. Bob was a humble man, a good husband, father and friend. He was a leader of men, lover of nature and a man of unshakable humility and truth. As a soldier, he did not hesitate to seek duty. Bob served with distinction during his Air Force career. He dedicated his life to knowledge. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Art. He is survived by his wife, Annette; sons, Duane and Craig; brothers, Jim (Tami), Paul (Pat); sister, Frannie (Dave); and stepmother, Francis, along with his nieces and nephews. Service for Bob will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 20, 2010, at Camp Story, 11 Presbyterian Road in Story, Wyoming, with the Reverand. Donovan Boyght officiating. A reception will follow at the Camp Story church. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Memorials may be made to the Jolly Green Giant Education Fund 916 Aloma Fay Lane, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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