Harry E. Friberg
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HARRY E. FRIBERG
February 6, 1937 ~ June 16, 2015

Harry was the son of Harry and Mildred Friberg and he grew up in Vancouver, WA. He served in the Washington National Guard from 1955 until he entered the Army in 1959 where he served in the 101st (Airborne) until he transitioned to Special Forces in 1963. Harry had multiple tours in Vietnam and Korea and retired as a Master Sergeant, returning to Vancouver in 1978. After retirement, Harry served as a Clark County Sheriff's Deputy until his final retirement in 1997. In retirement, Harry enjoyed farming, travel, and boating on the Columbia River. Harry was preceded by his parents and wife, Daisy. He is survived by his children, Harry Friberg and Barbara Braskett and their spouses and his six grandchildren; his sister, Judy Teitzel; his brothers, James and Phillip Friberg; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a reception in honor of Harry's memory at the Vancouver Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 at 6p.m. Harry will be interred at the Willamette National Cemetery on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 at 3p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Clark County Sheriffs Department K9 donation or the Special Forces Association Assistance Fund.
Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on Jun. 23, 2015.
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June 25, 2015
Sending love and prayers from your extended family in Texas. We are so saddened to learn of your father's passing. Cherish the memories of your dad Barbara and Harry.
Kevin Clark
June 25, 2015
On behalf of chapter 47 of the Special Forces Association, I regret that we didn't find out about Larry's passing until now. He will be added to our rolls of fallen Special Forces Soldiers not to be forgotten.
Thank you for sharing him with us those years ago.

Jerry Powell
SFA Chapter 47
June 25, 2015
My thoughts are with you, Barbara and Harry. Your father was such a good man.
Alanna Coca
June 24, 2015
When working at the sheriffs office, Harry never seemed to get excited no matter what type of call he was headed to. He was truly his own man! Loved hearing his stories when he would stop by our Washougal PD office.
Bob Garwood
June 23, 2015
I enjoyed working with Harry when I was a reserve deputy. John Polos
John Polos
June 23, 2015
My condolences go out to Harry's family. I was his barber for the past 12 yrs. We enjoyed many conversations over those 12 yrs. He always said , since his wife died, he missed having female conversation. I will miss him. He could be pretty grumpy at times, but that is Harry.
Carla Rodgers
June 23, 2015
My memory: Under his gruff exterior Harry was a very caring person. When his nephew, Kevin, was in his teens testing boundaries and finding new experiences, Harry said to me that Kevin was a good kid and he'd be fine. Being Kevin's mother I was too close to the situation to see beyond Kevin's current exploits. Harry was so right! Kevin is an amazing man and father. In that one instant Harry helped me understand beyond my view. I imagine that throughout his life Harry touched hundreds of people with his down to earth appraisals of life's situations and his sage advice. His role on this earth is done and he now can join Daisy. The world has lost a good man.
Sandy Friberg
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