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February 16, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend or family member. THe bible can be of some comfort at John 3:16
January 11, 2011
What a beautiful story about Mr. Hargesheimer. I know his family is very proud of him. It is nice to hear that there are still good people in the world that are willing to help their fellow man no matter what nationality they are or under what horrific circumstances they meet. I am sorry for the family's loss.
January 05, 2011
A very remarkable man. I wish that I could have met him. His life and deeds remind me what my grandmother used to say:

"Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on
Twas not meant for you alone
Pass it on"

Clear skies, Fred.
January 04, 2011
I was able to meet this incredible man in 2008 and get a signed copy of his book, which was fascinating. The book also mentioned my husband's dad, John Foster. I was so sad to learn of his passing. A great man who did remarkable things.
December 31, 2010
What a guy! I had the priveledge of knowing this remarkable man for many years as a trustee of the Airmen's Nantabu Memorial Foundation. Memories are abundant. I will not recite them all. Fred was a dedicated, Christian, charismatic, self-effacing man with a charming personality, and a great sense of humor. Regretfully he never received the recognition he deserved. As we were involved in fund raising efforts (it was fun), Fred never wanted government help. It was a grass roots effort. He occassionally was asked why. He'd then show a picture of a child with a distended stomach, and point out simply that by education, teaching cleanliness, healthcare, etc. would prevent this, and extend the lives of the villagers - and it did! He indeed lived a full, rich life, and because of this truly outstanding man he allowed hundreds of others half way around the world to also live full lives. Hopefully his endeavors will live forever. Well done my friend. Salute! God Bless, John Kumpf, Dallas
December 31, 2010
The greatest generation is fading away.

The average age of World War II veterans still alive is 86 years.

They are dyeing at slightly less than 1,000 a day.

In the not so far future we're going to wake up one day and hopefully be able to tell our kids about the time we had the chance to get to know Fred and others like him . . . and did.

Thank you Fred Hargesheimer, and sincerist condolences to your family during this trying time.
December 31, 2010
Fred Hargesheimer a Wonderful, Caring, Understanding and Loving Man, I have known who never forgot the ones who saved him.
During the second world war Lt. Hargesheimer, many other pilots and crewman went up against the enemy, every day not knowing if they would return, they gave their lives gladly in defence of our beloved Islands. These men deserve never to be forgotten, their stories should live on for ever and the future generations should be given lessons of what these wonderful men did, so they can live in a free world today. A DEBT WE CAN NEVER REPAY.

First Lt. Hargesheimer founded The School That Fell from The Sky On New Britain.

Cynthia Schmidt
Rabaul1942@gmail.com
December 30, 2010
I have fond memories of a a humble, soft-spoken gentleman I had the privilege of working with. At the time I did not know he was already a legend.He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. God bless his family and close friends at this this time of great sorrow.
December 30, 2010
Richard, your father was the highlight of our 8th Photo Recon reunions. We shared our teaching experiences with him along with you Richard, at the reunion in Omaha. He was our hero and inspiration. May God's love sustain you and your family.
December 29, 2010
May God Continue to Bless You and Your Family in this time of Celebration of Your Life and all the lives you have touched.

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