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FReeper Wheelbarrow(BillBarrows) has died. WW2/Bronze star recipient
all his FRiends | 11/19/2012 | DollyCali

Posted on 11/19/2012 8:38:45 AM PST by DollyCali



With FReeper AFPhys in Grand Island NY (at home of The Mayor) showing off the Wheelbarrow skills~!





Bill at the first Honor Flight out of Akron. He was delighted to chat with Bob Dole.



At a Walter Reed Freep - with Bert, Kristinn.



He really enjoyed the WH correspondent dinner FReep & time afterward in hotel lounge



He may have been old.. but he wasn't stupid!!!!

A gentle and kind man has returned to his maker. He was a patriot, FReeper, WW2 Army/AF veteran who received the Bronze Star, and very very young at heart. He buried two wifes to Breast Cancer & himself struggled with prostrate cancer and was involved with me in the Prostate Cancer support group(I was facilitator). He served on various groups in Hudson Ohio in think tanks, music groups and Western Reserve Academy.

His last couple of years were spent in a group home & he was sadly removed from the support group of friends, clubs, activities and surroundings he enjoyed for over 40 years. He was still driving but there in NJ was very little he had interest in viewing or exploring - alone. In Ohio, he was on the go continually and busied himself at church, singles dances, New Orleans Jazz events, hiking, beaching, movies, dining out, organizations, Tea Party groups, GOP clubs for starters.

I have a few links that I was able to find that you might find enjoyable to browse. He attended several FReeps in DC, countless in Ohio(esp during pre election times) and as this is a tribute thread I want to give my tributes to a dear friend whom I will miss. We chatted on phone several times a week & emailed daily.

He enjoyed the various forums and Facebook but his VERY OLD computer and lack of skills to navigate, yet alone sign in with password to the sites was problematic. He was the only one in his group home with a computer & no help was available.

Bill and I were involved with a Christian church that was very contemporary. It met at a movie theater & had rap, hip hop, rock music. The preacher was solid & biblically accurate. In the course of the time thre Bill was in one of the videos.. Rockin' Bill!

83 year old FReeper/WW2 vet/bronze star - MAKES THE ROCK SCENE

Here is a thread where he was at Bethesda FReeping Fred Phelps (AKA - the creep)

Fred Phelps FReeped at Bethesda Naval Hospital

He posted only one thread here at FR & it was an accident. The Viking kitties were circling their prey as I was alerted & helped set things straight. He thought he was replying to a thread but instead started his own... It was comical (to me).

Heoo Dolly

He Loved the Walter Reed FReeps. Here is a thread with some pix of one he attended.

FReep 54 at Walter Reed, April 28 (Heavy graphics, Join us Cinco de Mayo!

For the Finest a few years ago I did a tribute to WW2 and include both Bill & FReeper Bevlar(Larry).

A Few of FR's Finest..Every Day..02-6,7-07..WW2: The War, The Era, The Monument, The FReeper Vets

I have a lot of video & photos that I have on both YouTube & Facebook. Here is my archives of pix from Facebook - many FReepers in the pix along the way.

My Buddy Bill

There are more threads & links but this is all I have the energy to now research.


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KEYWORDS: barrows; bronzestar; death; friend; tribute; veteran; ww2
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It is hard to say good bye to a friend, no matter how old or how sick they are. Bill had a zest for life that was contagious. In is 80s he was doing things many don't do in their 40s (biking, kayaking, hiking, dancing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame). He reminded me of the line from the musical Fame --- I'm gonna live forever.... but he didn't and I will miss him terribly.
1 posted on 11/19/2012 8:38:55 AM PST by DollyCali
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To: DollyCali

God rest his soul


2 posted on 11/19/2012 8:41:27 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DollyCali

Awwwwwww.... I met him a few times at some freeper events on GI

Nice man- I am sure he will be missed


3 posted on 11/19/2012 8:42:24 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: DollyCali

God Bless this fine patriot

Prayers-across-the-miles


4 posted on 11/19/2012 8:43:44 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: DollyCali

RIP.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 8:44:14 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: DollyCali

Condolences.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 8:44:39 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: DollyCali

God Bless him and you; and thank you for telling us.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 8:50:44 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: DollyCali

prayers


8 posted on 11/19/2012 8:51:45 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: DollyCali

Looks like Bill set an example for us in so many ways.

A long life, fully lived, in the service of His King and to others, should not mourned, but should be celebrated.

God bless Bill Barrows!


9 posted on 11/19/2012 8:57:16 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Mama_Bear; LUV W; yorkie; dutchess; JustAmy; Billie; mylife; NYTexan; The Mayor; AFPhys; Pontiac; ..

PING

saying good-bye to Bill.. Please ping your lists... Canteen particularly.

He was born in 1925 & raised in New England. He had undergraduate & graduate degrees from schools in NE. His work was in sales but his spirit was in fun! He never made a lot of money in this life & died a pauper of sorts but he was rich in the things that matter. I am honored to have called him friend and thank God that we met years ago



With FReeper AFPhys in Grand Island NY (at home of The Mayor) showing off the Wheelbarrow skills~!
10 posted on 11/19/2012 9:00:29 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: John Robinson; Jim Robinson

another patriot for the wall Jim

Please feel free to use any of the pix from Facebook. He was born in June 1925. Died November 14, 2012.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 9:03:35 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Godspeed sir.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 9:07:27 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: DollyCali

God Bless, and may this hero rest in peace.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 9:08:29 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DollyCali

Hand Salute......................two


14 posted on 11/19/2012 9:09:36 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: DollyCali

Sweet Dolly. Such a wonderful tribute to your close friend. He was a dear, sweet man. I know you’ll forever miss him. God will forever hold him close and dear.

My prayers for his beautiful soul.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 9:12:54 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: DollyCali

WE are losing them one by one. Tom Brokau wrote a book about the Greatest Generation—but Brokau has no idea what those people were fighting for.

God Bless him. And may we some day deserve what he did for us.


16 posted on 11/19/2012 9:31:15 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: DollyCali
(((Dolly)))

With great fondness I remember you posting great stories about your friendship with Bill.

My condolences to you and his family.

17 posted on 11/19/2012 9:32:40 AM PST by lysie
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To: DollyCali

Great American! RIP Bill!


18 posted on 11/19/2012 9:35:43 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: tallyhoe

Great American! RIP Bill!

Amen.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 9:38:49 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: DollyCali

Prayers sent.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 9:44:21 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: DollyCali
Bronze Star Medal

/salute

21 posted on 11/19/2012 9:59:44 AM PST by 101stAirborneVet
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To: DollyCali

We were blessed with his presence and friendship for a while. What a gift we were given!


22 posted on 11/19/2012 10:04:19 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: DollyCali

A hero proved in liberating strife. Rest in peace, Bill.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 10:20:00 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (There is no tagline. You must seek your answers elsewhere.)
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To: DollyCali

Now he goes on to the new great adventure.....
Have fun in heaven....see you soon!


24 posted on 11/19/2012 10:21:09 AM PST by astratt7 (obama,muslim,politics)
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To: DollyCali; Wheelbarrow; andrew; BKO; Tony Snow; COB1
Rest in peace Mr. Barrows
25 posted on 11/19/2012 10:26:03 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DollyCali; Wheelbarrow
I am sending you sympathy and gentle hugs for the loss of your friend, Dolly. I know he was a good friend to you, and you to him.

It was my pleasure to know him over the years through you and I thank you for sharing him with us. He was a good man. His was a life well-lived. God rest his soul.

"Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality." ~Emily Dickinson

(I am pinging wheelbarrow too. Is it silly to hope that pings to our loved and departed freepers resonate in Heaven?)

26 posted on 11/19/2012 10:35:51 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: DollyCali

Rest in peace.

My sincere sympathies to his family and friends - we are all irreplaceable but, nonetheless, we all must go some time. I hope that everyone the knew and was affected in a positive way by him will be comforted with their knowledge of the type of person he was, and that he and his good works will continue to live and spread through their own acts and words.


27 posted on 11/19/2012 10:43:15 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Why do blacks think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: DollyCali

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your friend, Dolly. I did not know him, but that was definitely my loss... And, it’s definitely a loss to all of us here at FR every time another proud patriot transitions to the other side. They may be gone from sight, but they are definitely not gone in spirit - and just imagine how much he’s dancing and happy up there back with all of his old friends, and loved ones, and our Lord!

My prayers for all of you mourning his passing. What a full and wonderful life he led - an inspiration that we should all take to heart...

RIP Bill “Wheelbarrow” Barrow - I thank you for your service and for your dedication long past then to our country and to all of us. You will be remembered.


28 posted on 11/19/2012 10:59:26 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: DollyCali

So sorry to hear this. RIP...we have lost another great American.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 11:02:13 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: DollyCali

Very Nice.....

RIP Sir.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 11:04:32 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: DollyCali
Bill was a patriot, a gentleman and a memorable guy. I'm so sorry for your loss, Dolly.
RIP, Bill.

31 posted on 11/19/2012 11:19:08 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: 3D-JOY; BufordP; Jimmy Valentine's brother; cindy-true-supporter; VAFlagwaver; Tom the Redhunter; ..

Ping!


32 posted on 11/19/2012 11:22:18 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: DollyCali

God bless you, Bill. You will be missed.


33 posted on 11/19/2012 11:27:41 AM PST by Lexinom
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To: DollyCali

May God take and keep him. Your memorial essay is loving and beautiful. May God comfort you in your loss.


34 posted on 11/19/2012 12:06:24 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: DollyCali

Prayers up for this great patriot and his family and loved ones.

God bless.


35 posted on 11/19/2012 12:09:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: DollyCali

             

             RIP Wheelbarrow

36 posted on 11/19/2012 12:13:57 PM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: DollyCali

I’m sorry for the loss of your friend, may God rest his soul.


37 posted on 11/19/2012 12:16:15 PM PST by potlatch (~One Heart Less In My Life~)
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To: DollyCali; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...
Ohio FReeper Wheelbarrow (BillBarrows) has died. WW2/Bronze star recipient.

"It is hard to say good bye to a friend, no matter how old or how sick they are. Bill had a zest for life that was contagious. In is 80s he was doing things many don't do in their 40s (biking, kayaking, hiking, dancing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame). He reminded me of the line from the musical Fame --- I'm gonna live forever.... but he didn't and I will miss him terribly." - DollyCali

Dolly, those are such beautiful words for Bill, they deserve to be repeated!

God bless..!

38 posted on 11/19/2012 1:58:54 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: DollyCali; The Mayor; AFPhys; Mrs Mayor; NYTexan

The Gang at The Mayor's House
Standing:The Mayor, Dolly, AFPhys, Bill, Mrs Mayor, NYTexan
Sitting: Mr. LUV and LUV W :)

39 posted on 11/19/2012 3:36:49 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: DollyCali

Sorry to hear this Dolly. He was special.


40 posted on 11/19/2012 3:40:14 PM PST by Aquamarine ( We all live in Benghazi now. ~ bray)
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To: DollyCali

God rest the soul of this patriot and friend!


41 posted on 11/19/2012 3:52:13 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W; DollyCali

He sure was full of character. It was my honor to have met him.

Give ‘em hell in heaven Bill! ;)


42 posted on 11/19/2012 4:09:45 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: DollyCali

God Bless him. RIP Wheelbarrow.


43 posted on 11/19/2012 4:12:58 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: DollyCali

RIP Old FRiend, we’ll meet on the other side of the light!


44 posted on 11/19/2012 4:14:33 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: DollyCali

RIP, Wheelbarrow


45 posted on 11/19/2012 4:17:03 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DollyCali

A beautiful tribute to this fine patriot and friend, Dolly.
God rest the soul of Bill.
I remember when you and other friends helped pack him up, gave him a party, and said a sad goodbye when he left for the rest home.
May you all be comforted as you mourn your loss.
We have all lost a fine American


46 posted on 11/19/2012 4:18:00 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: DollyCali

So sorry for your loss, sweetie!!


47 posted on 11/19/2012 4:19:54 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: DollyCali
I love this pic!! Thanks for the thread and the pics.

RIP, FRiend...thank you for your service...through out your life.

48 posted on 11/19/2012 4:22:10 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: DollyCali

I’m very sorry to hear this. Bless you for giving such a wonderful tribute to your dear friend. I wish that I had experienced the privilege of knowing him.


49 posted on 11/19/2012 4:24:57 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DollyCali

Rest in Peace Bill


50 posted on 11/19/2012 4:29:46 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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