Edward Fashingbauer's final request



Ed joined the Marines during World War II, taking part in the Battle of Okinawa, the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War. Ed later said that war movies showing beautiful palm trees waving over a tropical beach were all Hollywood, for during the war, he never saw a palm that wasn't shattered. Ed was a businessman by day, but came home to his White Bear Lake farm by night, hung up his suit jacket and threw hay to his horses. He never met a piece of wood he couldn't craft into something beautiful, had a soft spot for any and all animals, and stayed loyal to Minnesota sports teams in bad times and in worse. He would've liked the Minnesota Vikings to be his pallbearers, so they could let him down one last time. Semper fi. -Published in Pioneer Press on June 22, 2014
Comment: Kathee saw in today's Star Tribune

1 comment:

  1. If I were with the Vikings organization, I'd send someone on the team to lay flowers on his grave to show a sense of humor about this!


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