Thomas B. Euler

Published 7:27 am Wednesday, November 24, 2010

By Staff
Tom Euler was born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1922. His family moved to Emporia, Kansas, when he was a young boy. At the age of 16 he joined the U.S. Calvary. He was released from the Calvary when his underage status was discovered. He enlisted in the USN in 1940. Tom survived the sinking of the aircraft carrier USS Wasp. Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal were two of the six beach landings he made while deployed to the South Pacific. After his retirement from the Navy, Tom went back home to Emporia, Kansas, where he served as a firefighter for 20 years. In the early 1980s Tom and his wife Daisy moved back to her home in eastern North Carolina. They bought a home in Washington and settled down in retirement. His life of serving, however, was not over. With great pride he served as a Moose, a Shriner and rose to the level of 32nd-degree Mason in Washington and later Belhaven. His wife Daisy passed in 2006, and is buried near Sladesville. In April 2009, Tom moved to Southern California, He died on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Camarillo, California. Tom Euler is survived by his four sons and their families. John Euler in Omaha, Nebraska; Robert Euler, of Simi Valley, California; Vincent Ray Euler in Grimesland, North Carolina and Richard Lee Euler in Pantego, North Carolina. Tom had 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Tom will be buried at sea. His remains will be taken to sea aboard an active U.S. Naval vessel based out of San Diego, California, where he will receive full military honors. “We are proud of our father’s life. He was a good man and we will miss him.”
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