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luv2swm
04-06-2015, 12:55
Gentlemen, Dan Turner, one of the great Son Tay Raiders passed this morning. I believe arrangements and final resting place will be in the Columbus, GA area. I'll update as received.

JJ_BPK
04-06-2015, 15:42
RIP Dan, Vaya con Dios..

blue02hd
04-06-2015, 16:55
I was honored to have him commission me at my OCS Graduation. Such an honor to have met him.

Blue Skies Sir!

Richard
04-06-2015, 16:58
CPT Dan Turner - Redwine (Security Element)

May he rest in eternal peace.

Richard

Agoge2
04-06-2015, 17:22
Rest In Peace, Warrior!

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Joker
04-06-2015, 19:01
Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

The Reaper
04-06-2015, 19:38
RIP.

Thanks for trying.

You will not be forgotten.

TR

SF_BHT
04-06-2015, 21:07
Rest in Peace Brother.....

PRB
04-06-2015, 21:17
RIP, what a mission to have been a part of.

Beef
04-06-2015, 21:19
As senior surviving Son Tay Raider, Dan was very helpful and informative in putting together Col. Bud Sydnor's nomination for DMOR. He was a great guy and one of our brightest stars.

Rest in Peace, Dan!

mark46th
04-06-2015, 21:57
Rest is Peace, Sir.

Jakedeep
04-06-2015, 22:09
RIP warrior.

miclo18d
04-07-2015, 05:31
Absolute respect. Rest in peace.

MtnGoat
04-07-2015, 08:41
Rest In Peace, Warrior!

Blue Skies and Soft Landings

doctom54
04-07-2015, 21:04
Rest In Peace!

Red Flag 1
04-08-2015, 12:40
Rest In God's Own Peace, Warrior.

luv2swm
04-09-2015, 14:23
Gents, here's a message that was sent out by Biff Hadden, president of the Ft. Benning Chapter 59 SFA regarding the arrangements for Dan's wake, funeral, and burial.

To All:

Subject: Funeral for MAJ (Ret) Dan Turner

For those who don’t know, Dan Turner was a Retired Special Forces Officer who was part of the Son Tay Raid into North Vietnam in late 1970 attempting to rescue American Prisoners of War.

We have been talking with the family since Monday. The following are the Families Schedule to Honor this Friend to all of us.

The Wake will be Saturday April 11, 2015 6-8 pm, with visitation at McMullen Funeral Home 3874 Gentian Blvd Columbus, GA 31907.
The Funeral Service will be Sunday April 12, 2015 2pm at Christ Community Church 4078 Milgen Road Columbus, GA 31907.
There will be a Reception at the Cataula, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sunday, following the Funeral.
Monday April 13, 2015, around 10:30am he will depart from McMullen Funeral Home and will be taken north to be laid to rest at Georgia National Cemetery, 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, GA 30114. The burial will take place at 2pm. Many of his Motorcycle Riders will be travelling along.
SF are encouraged to wear their Green Beret or Green SF Jacket.
The family encourages his friends to help celebrate the life of a true warrior that was loved, respected, and will always be remembered.

For those desiring to make contributions, it is the wish of the family that these be made either to the SFA “Georgia” Chapter 59 Scholarship Fund, or the Green Beret Foundation, in his honor.

Please help pass the word.

Very respectfully,
Biff Hadden
President, Chapter 59 SFA

Thanx for your time.

Scott

Jefe73
06-08-2015, 13:57
Just read this.

Very sad. My condolences to his family

I knew Dan as a civil servant here at Benning and then following his retirement.

I used to get emails from him re SFA meetings and other topics all the time and then they stopped.

Now, I know why.

doctom54
06-09-2015, 10:51
Rest In Peace

tom kelly
06-09-2015, 13:14
R I P...DAN SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.