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Topic: Lost my grandfather today...
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Charles Eugene Farrar lost his battle with cancer this Memorial Day He was a great man who served his country well. A member of RON 2, 3, and 40 he served most of his time based on Tulagi as an electrician for the PT Boat fleet.

He will be greatly missed...

1920-2012



Posted By: gtdiesel | Posted on: May 28, 2012 - 3:57pm
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My sincere condolences to you and your family. My father-in-law was also in Ron-2 at Tulagi. It leaves a large void when they are gone. Thank God for their service.

Randy Finfrock

Posted By: Randy Finfrock | Posted on: May 28, 2012 - 4:14pm
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So sorry to hear of this loss. It is always a tough thing when we lose one of our PT BOAT VETERANS. May he rest in Peace, and may you feel good knowing that he is once again fixing those boats, this time in heaven.



Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: May 28, 2012 - 4:40pm
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That's a good long life. All the best to you and your family.
Dave

David Waples

Posted By: David Waples | Posted on: May 29, 2012 - 4:55am
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Fair winds and following seas. . .

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: May 29, 2012 - 5:47am
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Sorry to hear of your loss. However, what a wonderful day the lord chose to recall him, Memorial Day! He is once again a young man standing on Government Wharf, renewing old friendships with his shipmates in RON 2 and RON 3(2).
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: May 29, 2012 - 2:06pm
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Thank you guys for the kind words... He would be very happy to hear them!



Posted By: gtdiesel | Posted on: May 29, 2012 - 5:15pm
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Posted By: gtdiesel | Posted on: May 29, 2012 - 5:24pm
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gtdiesel;

FYI
If you don't already have a copy, go on ebay an get a copy of "Long Were The Nights" by Hugh B. Cave. I was just looking through my copy and your Grandfather is listed in the back as a member of the base force: Charles E. Farrar, Electrician's Mate, 3rd Class, Ingleside, West Virginia. Just above his name is that of his LPO(supervisor); Thomas A. Dufresne, Electrician's Mate 1st Class, missoula, Montana.
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: May 30, 2012 - 8:42am
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Thank you.... I have a couple copies of that book. He had told me stories about when the guy was writing the book as well as a few whoppers about the fellow who was the 1st Class Electrician at the time.

After my grandfather reached 1st class on Tulagi as Base Force, he transferred to the Acontius PT Tender ending up as a Chief Petty Officer.

We are definately very proud of him...











Posted By: gtdiesel | Posted on: May 30, 2012 - 5:16pm
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Thought of your Grandad, and all our departed vets, on Monday as I put our flag up.

The only thing I can ever think of to say, besides "condolences," is:

"A long race, well run. He has finished, and he has won. Think not only upon his passing -- remember the glory of his spirit."



Posted By: Drew Cook | Posted on: May 31, 2012 - 8:10am
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MY CONDFOLENCES.TJHOSE OF US WHO HAVE PASSED AND THOSE OF US WHO WILL PASS WILL MAKE A GRABND FLEET RIDING THE SMOOTH SEAS TOGETHER.THAT SHOULD BE A N AWSOME SIGHT .IMAGINE ALL THE BOATS AND ALL THE GUYS TOHETGER MAKING THAT RUN.GOD BLESS. EARL

earl richmond

Posted By: EARL RICHMOND | Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 - 1:00pm
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Ah hell, Earl. You're too mean to die!

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 - 7:31pm
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