Eugene Osmondson (1932 - 2012) | Visit Guest Book
Eugene L. Osmondson
Col. USMC, (Ret), Ed. D
1932 - 2012
Eugene, the son of Truman and Irene (Halverson) Osmondson, was born at the family farm in Wilkin County, Minnesota on September 8, 1932. He lived. He died on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Carpenter's Creek, Pensacola, FL.
An American patriot, he served his country as an infantry rifleman in Korea in 1951-52, and as a helicopter rescue and transportation pilot in Vietnam in 1967-88. He was awarded the Purple Heart in Vietnam and was a 100% disabled American Veteran.
During his adult life he was involved with many community organizations, serving as a volunteer and a leader. For his dedicated efforts, he received many awards attesting to his leadership and his work with the organizations.
When asked to summarize his life's work he remarked, "If in this comedy and tragedy of life, I have played my part well, applaud me and send me on my way. If I have failed in my performance, stand away from the stage and let me pass."
In his immediate family, he is survived by his wife, Betty S. Osmondson; one daughter, Gina Osmondson; two step daughters, Donnie Sorrell and Terri Bailey, and grandson, Justin Sorrell. His son, Scott Osmondson, is deceased. Other family members include his brother and sister-in-law, Beryl and Audrey Osmondson; his half sister, Yvonne Miller, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
At his request, he was cremated, with his ashes to be placed at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL.
The funeral procession will leave Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, FL at 12:00 noon for a 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012 graveside service at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola.
In lieu of flowers, Col. Osmondson asked that donations be made to the American Legion Post 78, 6025 Spikes Way, Milton, FL 32583 or to a veteran's organization of your choice in your community.
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