Victor Henry Fast  WWII

VICTOR HENRY FAST - OBITUARY

June 4, 1923 - June 8, 2008

Vic was born in Corn, OK to Henry P. and Lizzie Koop Fast. Vic served in the Army during WWII. He landed June 6, 1944 on Omaha Beach with the 5th Ranger Battalion as a "German Interpreter". Vic was a Platoon Sgt. - his decorations and citations are Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation w/Oak Leaf Cluster and WWII Victory Medal, Combat Inf. Badge European Theatre of Operation ribbon with bronze arrowhead, for amphibious landing on D-Day with 4 oak leaf clusters. Vic also served in the Korean War as a PIO Photographer. He married Ruth Elaine Taylor in Hillsboro, KS, November 18, 1945. Vic cherished his wife of 62 years. He was a loving and dedicated father to his children Bruce (Katie), Bryce and daughter Vicki (Steve) Morton and grandchildren Luke, Sarah and Paul. He is survived by his wife (Elaine), children grandchildren, one brother, Arthur and sisters Selma and Priscilla. Vic attended Phillips University in Enid, OK. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Vic was very proud of his Military Service sharing his experiences in many high school history classes. Vic truly enjoyed life, he was a friend to everyone, he was very compassionate, loving and generous. His sense of humor was shared with everyone. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: -Diana Price Fish Foundation, PO Box 22919, Denver, CO 80222 -Pikes Peak Hospice -John Wesley Ranch or -"Odds 'n' Ends 55 Class 1st United Methodist Church Celebration of Life: First United Methodist Church Friday, July11, 2008 at 11:00AM. 

Published in The Gazette on July 6, 2008.

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