[Palblind] FW: We Have Lost Another Hero!

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Fri May 15 19:48:18 UTC 2015

>From: Sayer, Dwight [mailto:president at nabv.org]
>Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:10 PM
>To: Danielsen, Chris
>Subject: We Have Lost Another Hero!
>Chris , Please pass this along to the rest of theNFB  .
>My fellow Veterans, Friends and Associates,
>It is with a sad heart that I must  tell you of the passing  of our 
>NABV First Vice President Clarence Eugene Huggins of Sumter South 
>Carolina this morning about 8am . Gene as he liked to be called  was 
>a gregarious tall man who lost his sight due to diabetes which was a 
>direct result of his military service in Viet Nam and his exposure 
>to Agent Orange. Gene was a guide dog user and his partner Mac was 
>as  bodacious as his master. I once got a picture of Gene  next to a 
>motorcycle with side car in Atlanta Georgia  during the NFB 
>convention there and his guide dog Mac was sitting in the 
>motorcycles sidecar . Those who could see the picture told me they 
>both were smiling. At this time I don't have any information about 
>the arrangements  for Gene's burial, but as soon as I have some 
>information I will pass it along. Gene's daughter Tanis said she 
>thought his wishes were to be buried at  the Fort Jackson National 
>Cemetary in Columbia South Carolina. Gene was a great friend and I 
>am going to miss him terribly, and his shoes will be hard to fill as 
>his replacement  is sought  for the National Association of Blind Veterans.
>Dwight Sayer
>New NABV Seal Logo jpg full size
>Dwight D. Sayer
>P.O. Box 784957
>Winter Garden, Fl.  34778
><mailto:president at nabv.org>president at nabv.org
>"Life is  not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving 
>safely in a  pretty and well preserved body,
>but rather to skid in broadside,  thoroughly used up,totally worn 
>out, and loudly proclaiming  --
>WOW-- What a Ride!"

         David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
E-Mail:  dandrews at visi.com or david.andrews at nfbnet.org
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