Was this the Frank Tanabe who served as the Navy Public Affairs Officer in Okinawa? If so, I served under him in 1974-75. He was a wise and gentle man of few words and deep integrity. I was young and restless during that time, and Frank was a constant source of dignity and self-control. I doubt that he ever knew what a lasting influence he had on many of us. He was supremely proud of his daughter.
Thank you, Frank. And thank you, Tanabe Family, for sharing him with us. I am grateful that I learned of this speacial man. God Bless you all!
Thank you Frank. God bless you and yours, and all who sacrificed and were touched by you--- every citizen of America and the world, who fight for right, good, and freedom. You're a true hero.
TO THE TANABE FAMILY,SORRY FOR THE LOSS,"HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO MOURN,SINCE THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED"..........
Frank is an example of what a true American is ......Thank you frank for you service to our country and may u rest in peace
Thank you for your service and dedication to our country.
U.S. Navy Veteran, Salt Lake city, Utah.
Thank you for your service to our country and for showing others that we should never take our right to vote lightly. You have shown by example that voting is a solemn duty. Everyone, please VOTE! God bless you and the loved ones you left behind. We are lifting the family up in our prayers. The Lord draws very close to those who mourn. Blessings and peace to the family of this patriot.
All the best to family and loved ones. May the God of all comfort be with you.
thank you for your service and the patriotic duty everyone should embrace of voting. I know and work for your son and i know he is very proud of you and his heritage.
You were an inspiration to the entire country. It's people like you that made this country great. Thank you and may you rest in peace.
May God bless the family of this great American.
My prayers to the Tanabe family. Mr. Tanabe should be an inspiration as a Vet and as a proud American who held up the ideals of Americanism by flying the flag and voting.
in honor of your service and dedication to democracy --- Desert Storm Army vet 82nd Airborne All the way
thank you for your service you make all vets proud from one deeply appreciative vet to your family
To My Brother in Arms. From an old Navy Vet. "WELL DONE SIR!" I would have been Proud and Honored to have served beside you. Now, you are enjoying your "Final Liberty Call..." Rest and, be in Eternal Peace. You have made every vet of every conflict, from all our pasts, extremely proud to "Call You our Comrade..."
Viet Nam Vet
Show Low, Az.
To the family of Mr. Tanabe. I found such inspiration in reading Mr. Tanabe's story and his determination to vote is in keeping with his determination to serve his country. I am sorry for your loss and appreciative of your wonderful legacy from this dedicated fellow citizen.
REST IN PEACE SIR! YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB FOR YOUR FAMILY AND COUNTRY.
Your father served his country with honor and courage. He is an inspiration to others. My deepest sympathy to his family.
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We send our condolences to the family and friends of Mr.Tanabe.May the God of all comfort be with you in the days ahead.
I want to thank him for the service to his country.
La Porte, Texas
My heart goes out to the family of Mr. Frank Tanabe. I salute him for all he did throughout the years and he has inspired me to get out and vote this year. If we had more people like Mr. Tanabe, the world wouldn't be in the shape it's in now.
May the eternal light shine upon him....
Your father sounds like he was an amazing person. The world is a sadder place with his passing as so few like him are left today. My sympathy to your family.
Thank you and your family so much for your service and your sacrifice. My husband B.Richard Baer was in the Air Force and 3 of my children as well Daughter Guadalupe Baer, son Ignacio Baer Navy and son Lewis R. Baer Ret. U.S. Navy Veteran
Fair winds, Mr. Tanabe. You rock.
Thank you Mr Tanabe for your service to this country. I pray that your vote will count. God Bless you rest in peace.
God bless you Mr Tanabe. Thanl you for your service to our country and insuring our freedom.
Thank you Mr. Tanabe for your service to our Country and for setting an example in showing everyone that the privilage we have in voting was so important to you.May the wonderful memories your family has of you bring them peace and comfort in the days ahead.
A member of the famous 4-4-2 regiment made up entirely of Hawaiians of Japanese heritage, Mr. Tanabe was "Go-for-Broke" right to the end. He was an American patriot even through his final act. This is proof that heroes are born, not made. Bless the memory of this wonderful man and patriot "par excellence"! He was a credit to our nation.
Thank you Mr. Tanabe for your service and contribution to this fine nation!
Thank you Sir for enduring and persevering during one of the darkest times in our nation's history. Without Ladies and Gentlemen like you, our country would not be what it is! May you always rest easy Sir.
THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA ARE SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE PASSING OF FRANK TANABE. A VETERAN OF WWII AND
A TRUE AMERICAN HERO AND ONE OF" AMERICA'S GREATEST GENERATION" OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO
OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MR. TANABE.
YOU SIR FOUGHT VERY BRAVELY FOR THIS COUNTRY UNDER VERY "TRYING" CONDITIONS. FOR YOUR SERVICES
I SALUTE YOU. GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN
PEACE. "THE LIFE THAT TOUCHES THE HEART OF OTHERS GOES ON FOREVER
Mr. Tanabe, of not for you and your valiant service to our country, I wuld not be able to live the life that I do. Thank you for that. God bless & God speed...
Thank you Mr. Tanabe first for your pattriotism and service to a country that at first did not trust you, and secondly for your desire and determination to exercise the great gift of voting. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all.
Thank you sir for my freedom.
Thank you Frank Tanabe for showing America that being an American means you put the needs of shining examples above self by being a true patriot. May your service and devotion to America inspire a generation to start trying fix what is wrong with the world by putting Faith, Duty, Honor and Courage above all else. May GOD bless your family now that you have joined the ranks on the Far West Command. May GOD grant you eternal rest.
Thank you for your service and the example that you've set.
Thank you Mr. Tanabe for your service to our country may your spirit rest peacefully in Fathers house.
Words cannot express this act of patriotism to our nation. Thus, I will not try but only to say, thank you for your example to all of us.
Mr Tanabe as a part of the Greatest Generation, I would like to say thank you for your service and love of this country. May God give your family his peace in this hard time, and know you are in his care and no longer suffering
Thank you Frank Tanabe for your examples of service, patriotism, and forgiveness. May your family, friends, and the ever-widening web of those you've touched continue to find inspiration in your life.
What a genuinely patriotic man. He didn't dwell on the rotten way he and his family were treated. He accepted the call of duty and he went. Bless you Mr. Tanabe for being a true American. Your friends and family know how wonderful you are.
You were a true inspiration to all Americans...
Thank you for your service. You have inspired this country when we needed it the most. You are without a doubt a true American hero!!
My sincere condolences to Mr.Tanabe's family and friends. Forever in your hearts and thoughts he will remain. Another of "The Greatest Generation" has joined patriots who have spun the threads of our flag that stands for Freedom, Liberty. Frank has completed his job on this earth and he did it well.
thank you for your service an proud of you
part of the greatest generation. rest in peace
To Mr. Tanabe's family; may you always remain inspired by his deeds. He was truly an American hero; thank you for your service to our country; you will not be forgetten.
You are a Inspiration to all. Bless You and your family and may you rest In peace. Thank you for your service.
This is the spirit of a true American. May he rest in peace.
Sorry or your loss, God Bless !! R I P...........Thank you.......
What an inspiration! This gentleman is a true American hero!
What a true American. Went to defend the rights we have now, and was availing himself of his rights until his last.
from a fellow vet Rest In Peace Brother
Thank you sir for your service to our country, and your lasting example of The Greatest Generation. May you rest in peace and may God comfort your family in this, their time of need.
Frank Tanabe, you proved to be very heroic and patriotic right to the end. America owes you more than a bit of gratitude. RIP and may God Bless You Always!!!
What inspiration. I hope all young people will take your father's queue and go and vote. God Bless your family and may find comfort in knowing that your father inspired the WORLD. R.W.G.
Thamk You and GOD BLESS you. R I P .
A JOB WELL DONE.
Great man. Great life. God bless Mr. Tanabe and his daughter - she sounds like a great person too, to be at her father's side like that.
Thank You Frank Tanabe for your services to our country & for for believing in freedom & justice & Liberty..God rest you...To your family I am so sorry for your loss.I know he was well loved..
To the Tanabe Family;
I'm touched by your family's story in particular Mr. Tanabe's. His sacrifice is truly appreciated. Thank you for inspiring others to VOTE! Rest in Peace.
Linda Willis, Dorchester, MA
A true American hero. Thank you for your service Mr. Tanabe. R.I.P.
I fly my flag everyday for patriots just like you. Rest in Peace
My utmost respect to a true American. thank you for fighting for freedom until the end. Rest in peace, good sir.
You now march with all the other heroes whose footfalls make no sound. RIP Mr. Tanabe happy in the knowledge that you have inspired many in the ways of a true patriot.
Another great American from our greatest generation. Thank you for your service then, now and always. Look for my Dad when you get to Heaven ... he'd really like a guy like you.
Thank you for your service to our Great Country, and thank you for a being such a great example for the rest of us by voting your hard fought right and for the rights of those coming after you!!
Rest easy now brave and loyal trooper many thanks to you for your inspiring life and deeds
thank you Mr. Tanube for being patriotic even in your hardest time, and thank you for teaching others a lesson. i will be voting on election day also ,and i will be thinking of you and our president. may you rest in peace and look down on us all. my condolences go to the family and friends of Mr Tanube.
A true American. Thank You. May peace be with the familey.Dot W. Deese.
Rest Frank, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.
Thank you for your service to this nation.
To the family I'm am sorry for your lose. May God look over and comfort you. Thank you for sharing to the world what this Country ment to your Husband, Father and Grandfather until the end.
Thank you Mr Tanabe for your service and your example truly a fine example of The Greatest Generation.
Thank you for your service Sir!!! May you rest in peace!!
Your job is done here on earth. You done a fine job. God will put you where you don't ever have to worrie any more. Thanks brother. USN Cheif Huckaby:
May God Bless you sir. From a Vietnam Veteran to a World War II veteran.....I salute you sir. It is an honor to hear about the greatest generation.
After reading the story about his determination to vote, I was humbled. We who benefit from the sacrifices of men like him and millions of others, view our rights very differently. We are enjoying the rights and freedoms that these men sacrificed and paid for.
Thanks for picking up the tab for the rest of us.
Mr. Tanabe, thank you for your service and being a shining example of America. God has you now.
May he know peace now. I would like to thank him for his service to his country and mankind. May God Bless this very special person. And he's right, its not who you vote for, as long as you vote. Amen.
We should all take our right to vote as serious as these brave men and women who have fought and died for our right to vote. My father also died after casting his ballot in 1998. Hee was a POW in WWII. He instilled in me to responsibitiy to be informed and then as an informed citizen vote as if our freedom depends on it. I hope your father's example reminds us of this again. God bless.
God Bless you Mr. Tanabe. Thank You for your service to our country. May you rest in peace. God Bless. Vince and Rhenda Giaccone
Mr. Tanabe was a shining example of the fine immigrants who come to this country and show their love and loyalty and contribute so much. He is a wonderful example of a true American. His service to the country was something to be proud of and I thank him for it. The family has lost such a special person and I send my heartfelt sympathy to them.
God Bless you sir, and your family for all of the sacrifices you and your family have endured. Your actions are that of a true hero. May God carry you through your next assignment, as a soldier in his Army. Peace be with you all.
God bless you for your service and your fortitude during those times of difficulty that our country went through. May peace find its way to you and your family.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Frank was truly the "gift (to America) that just kept giving"....
What an inspiration to ALL of us!
God bless you, Frank, & may GOD BLESS AMERICA.
From one vet to another RIP and you are the best example of a true American vet. God bless you.
You, sir, are a true American Hero. May you rest in peace! Sincere thanks to you for your dedication to the United States of America. God Bless You and your family.
Rest in Eternal Peace Mr. Tanabe...We thank you for your service to our country and the amazing reminder to VOTE! A true patriot. Being from Boise we know Ike and are blessed to know a part of your family...
God Bless you sir. Thank you for serving. You truly were the greatest generation.
The internment of Japanese-Americans has always been a shameful blot on US History. I'm glad Mr. Tanabe lived to be honored for his patriotism and service to our country. My sincerest sympathies to his family.
Your Fathers life touched many. An inspiration to all as he forgave his country for being in an internment camp. A life well lived.
God blessed you for being an official All American person. It is good to see someone who isn't able to get and vote making an effort to vote-to make a difference of all Americans. Thank You for serving our country. It is an honor to have wonderful people serving our country past and present. God Bless.
Brave Man to the end what a special story you have to share with all. Thank you for showing how important this vote was to him and hopefully it will inspire those who might have thought they didn't have time to vote to get out and do their duty. So sorry for your loss may God bring your family peace.
I wish to thank him for 75 years of his patriotic loyalty. Many thanks to you Mr. Frank Tanabe for all that you have done for our country. God bless you and your family and comfort them through these hard times.
God bless you and thank you for serving our country!
Salute to an American soldier,Thank you for your service,May God bless you and your family.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
RIP Sir, Thank you for your service to our Country. My condolences to your loved ones.
Please accept my condolences during this time of sorrow and may our Heavenly Father give you peace.
Thank you for your service to our country. Your family must be so proud of you. I know I am.
Your life will guide future generations and inspire acts of caring, trust, and courage. God Bless you and your family.
I WAS BORN IN THIS COUNTRY. i ENVY HIS PATRIOTISM AND FORTITUDE. So may people take voting for granted. EVERY vote counts! May God bless his soul and comfort his family.
Sorry for your loss. May the Hearer of prayer comfort you at this time. Psalm 65:2
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May you rest in eternal peace and love in the arms of the Lord...condolences to the family of this brave man.
Mr. Tanabe, what an inspiration your story has been for our country. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your example of rising above those who condemed you to serve the greater good. Thank you for showing how true forgiveness sets everyone free. God bless your family. Rest in peace "good and faithful servant".
To the Tanabe family:
Thank you for sharing your dad with the rest of the world. He truly was a great man. An inspiration even after death. God Bless you all.
To Frank Tanabe Family: I saw the video and was so moved by your dads voting his final ballot. and I thank him for his service to our country. I will keep all your family in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless You Sir and Thank you for your service to America. You are an inspiration....
My deepest sympathy to the Tanabe family. May the loving memories of your dear love one, and the encouraging words of God at Psalms 55:22 be a source of comfort in your time of grief.
God bless you sir. Thank you so much for your service and the inspiration you have
given to so many. Job well done. RIP
As we wrote when my dad died in 2006, "another member of The Greatest Generation" has left us. What a fine example Mr. Tanabe was, even in his last days. God's blessings on the family.
A truly remarkable person. I am sure he will be missed by family and friends. Best of luck to the family through these hard times. Me being a veteran myself I just wanted to leave a little message.
Just wanted to say what a wonderful man. I did not know him but I am proud to say I am a free American because of men like Mr. Tanabe. Thank you sir. R.I.P.
The greatest generation. Thank you Sir. May you rest in peace.
I beleive I have read and heard about his service and those of his unit before. Please accept our apologies for how Japanese-Americans were treated then. Sure I am two generations later, but still it is warranted. I thank this man for his service, determination, spirit, and patriotism that is above and beyond most I have experienced. He must have been quite the patriarch of his family. God Bless all of you and keep you well at this sad time. However, he lived well!!!!