17 February 2012

Sweet Warrior


Lt Col (US Army Ret.) F. M. Tinseth, Birth: 11 April 1935 Death: 16 Febuary 2012

49 comments:

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

My compliments, my condolences, my genuine salute. I thank him for his service. Steady on.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear it.

longwing said...

Very sorry to hear this. Nice title though.

M.Lane said...

I am so sorry. He had one amazing life and he has a really good son.

ML

Alice Olive said...

Thinking of you.

Enzo AGC said...

He seemed, from how you've described him, a man of immense character.

They leave us but are never forgotten.

Anonymous said...

A man in full. My sincere condolences.

Anonymous said...

Sincerest condolences, Tintin.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you and your family Tin.

My condolences,
Matthew

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a fascinating man, you father was, and a committed defender of our country and her freedom.

-DB

Oyster Guy said...

My condolences. I am struck by how that even as a difficult road life may be, we always seem to wish that road was a bit longer. Be well.

Makaga said...

My condolences to you.

randall said...

Very sorry for your loss.

Patrick said...

Tin- Very sorry for your loss. I too thank him, and you, for your dedicated service to our Country. Endure for happier times. Best, Patrick

Suburban Princess said...

Deepest sympathies. So sorry for your loss.

AW said...

Very sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you.

AW

Anonymous said...

Condolences. Your writing revealed him a damn good man.

Scott

Anonymous said...

God speed. RIP. May he have a cold one in Fiddler's Green. Bob

Anonymous said...

Damn...hard to lose the ol' man...I did 2 years ago and still miss him. Thoughts are with you and wish you strength for your family and comfort for yourself...

gentleman mac said...

Deeply touched; no words but condolences.

_ said...

Deepest condolences. Thank you for sharing all the stories.

Jeff St. Denis said...

Very sorry to hear about your family's loss. I am sure you will continue to honor his memory admirably through this blog.

Brohammas said...

sorry to hear it.

Unknown said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. You're in our prayers.

Joe W said...

Sorry to hear about your old man. You painted a wonderful picture of him here. Since even I could tell the measure of your respect and devotion to him from this simple outlet - I am certain that he must have truly known the honor, esteem, and love in which you held him. Let your fond memories help you through the tough times ahead.

Farrago said...

Tintin,
My condolences for your loss.

andrea said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Farewell, Trad Dad, and my condolences to you, Tintin.

brandon sargent said...

my condolences on your loss.

Josh R said...

I'm truly sorry for your loss.

Thank you for your generosity in sharing all the funny/fascinating/moving stories about your dad with us these past few years.

Ben said...

I am very sorry for your loss. It is hardly any consolation, but you certainly are aware that, for these past 3 or 4 years of writing about him, you have made him come alive to all of us, and he will forever be remembered. You have ensured that we, your readers and friends, would know Col. Tinseth as a patriot, a soldier, a father and husband, an artist, and a loyal friend. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Moreover, we have all had the pleasure of reading comments from "Tintin's Dad" on many occasion, and I'm sure you'd agree that often your father's words were just as -- if not more -- entertaining/insightful/articulate/ meaningful as your own. We thank him for piping up.

I for one will remember him as the guy who covered for you when you thought you were gonna get excluded from the USA for transporting Playboys, and for trusting in you when a friend ratted you out as a co-shoplifter. And for being the guy in the firebase O-club with the shit-eating grin on his face, beer in hand, amongst friends.

heavy tweed jacket said...

Tintin, I am so sorry hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

The stories about your father have been the ones I've found most interesting in your blog.

Very sorry for your loss.

GA Coal said...

Tintin
So sorry about your Dad. I have enjoyed reading about him here. I went back and read all of the Dad posts again. Even more impressive all together at once. What a special man.....

Mac said...

Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed your father's comments on your articles.

LPC said...

Oh I am so sorry. You loved him.

karen said...

So sorry. It is clear how much you respected and admired him. May his memory be for a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Tintin and family

Thank you for sharing your dad with us. We feel like we knew him through your voice in print. You are definitely a chip off the old block.
Our deepest thoughts and prayers.

Fred

Anonymous said...

Our condolences toy Tintin.

What a great guy !!

Fred

jordan zamboni said...

Tin- So sorry to hear, there's a swampy jungle of crap between a lot of fathers and sons- you two seemed to get clear of that and have a real love and friendship-and respect, that's a blessing amigo..

Amatourist said...

Tintin - though we've never met, I get the sense through your writing that the relationship you had with your father was close, substantive, and full of memories. It's through these perfect memories that his legacy will sustain, and I extend my most sincere condolences as you grieve his loss.

Dave T said...

My condolences go out to you and your family. As others have written, thank you for sharing his exploits on your posts.

tintin said...

Many thanks to all of you for your kind words and thoughts. I understand there's a problem with posting comments. My voice mail box is full as well. I know you all understand.

A 7 part series honoring my father starts today. He instructed there be, "no funeral service, memorial and certainly no flowers." He didn't say anything about my memorial here.

John

TRVS said...

John,
Late seeing this post and hearing of your great loss. I'm so very sorry. Grief is such a private place...my thoughts are with you.
Michelle

Terrapin Stationers said...

So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing.

Patsy said...

Dear Tintin,

Please accept my condolences. I'm so very sorry. You'll be in my prayers.

Patsy

Rittenhouse Custom Clothiers said...

So sorry for your loss. He served his country, and his family so well.

Cathleen said...

Sorry for your loss, Tintin. I think of you and your Dad often when I work DoD documents. I've learned a lot from both of you.

HazenPingree said...

John, I haven't checked the site in a while, so when I looked today, I was so sorry to realize that your father had passed. I lost my own father a short time ago, and I continue to be comforted by something someone told me that I'll now share with you. "One of the greatest legacies that a man can leave behind, is a son who thinks highly of him". I wish you much peace and strength in your coming journey.

Unclelooney said...

Cripes. I haven't been able to log on forever so I just saw this.
Sorry for your loss Tin Tin.