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Sad Day for the Tiger Nation

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Jun 11, 2021, 8:33 PM
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Clemson University 1948 Graduate, Korean War Veteran, POW, Hero, TNetter, retired Clemson Univerisity employee, father, grandfather and great grandfather, William H. Funchess, Jr. (The Unbreakable Tiger) passed away last night. He was 93 years young. Please keep his family, friends and love ones in your thoughts and prayers.

https://news.clemson.edu/the-unbreakable-tiger/


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Jun 11, 2021, 9:02 PM
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Prayers for you, the family, and friends.

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Thanks for sharing the story of this hero Saddis56 ...

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Jun 11, 2021, 9:10 PM
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William H. Funchess, Jr. was a great man and a great Tiger -- unbreakable even in death.

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i went to high school with his son and never knew that he

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Jun 11, 2021, 9:15 PM
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was a POW only that he was a korean war vet.

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Jun 11, 2021, 9:27 PM
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My deepest condolences

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Jun 11, 2021, 9:43 PM
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I'm saddened to hear this. My deepest sympathies.

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Unbelievable story- a true hero

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Jun 11, 2021, 9:44 PM
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Interesting how writing about his experiences made his nightmares go away- somehow holding things in make it worse

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Jun 11, 2021, 9:44 PM
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Thanks for sharing the story of a great Tiger. Sincere condolences to the family and friends for his loss. Will remember them in prayer.

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Jun 11, 2021, 9:49 PM
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Very sad day for all of us. May he Rest In Peace. He certainly earned it!

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Oustanding individual. I wish I could have met him.***

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Jun 11, 2021, 10:04 PM
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Jun 11, 2021, 10:08 PM
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I’m sure he and my dad are getting acquainted. Rest In Peace sir!

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Jun 11, 2021, 10:25 PM
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RIP LT Funchess, I salute your journey to eternal life in Heaven!!!

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Jun 11, 2021, 11:00 PM
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It's a sad day indeed. I met Mr. Funchess at a baseball game in the 90s and never knew about his war experiences until he wrote a book detailing what had happened in Korea. He brought me a copy which he autographed for my dad who also served in Korea.

I send my condolences and prayers to his family.

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Jun 11, 2021, 11:48 PM
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Fascinating story. What a great read.

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Jun 12, 2021, 12:18 AM
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A great read, RIP Unbreakable Tiger. Condolences for his family and friends.

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amazing story

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Jun 12, 2021, 1:32 AM
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I'm glad he was able to put his story in writing.

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Jun 12, 2021, 7:11 AM
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Words fail to describe the courage, gallantry and unselfishness of quiet heroes like Mr. Funchess.

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Jun 12, 2021, 7:52 AM
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Prayers for this great man

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Bill's Mother

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Jun 12, 2021, 8:22 AM
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was my next door neighbor when I grew up in Orangeburg. They were good people. I remember how much my father (a WW2 vet) respected Bill's service and asked about him every time he saw Mrs. Funchess.

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Jun 12, 2021, 8:41 AM
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prayers and condolances sent to all his family and friends. what a man and what he endured. and the impact he had afterward. a true legend. good bless him and thanks for his service

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Jun 12, 2021, 9:07 AM
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Wow - a REAL HERO! It's very moving and extremely

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Jun 12, 2021, 9:50 AM
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humbling to read about men like this. Do men or women with this kind of courage, resolve, and patriotism even still exist? Condolences to his family and friends. May this great man rest in peace.

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Jun 12, 2021, 9:55 AM
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I think they do but the media would rather cover the other end of the spectrum

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Jun 12, 2021, 10:10 AM
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What a story. What a hero. I really hope this man’s story is made into a movie.

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Praying for Mr Funchess’s family &

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Jun 12, 2021, 10:22 AM
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Friends during this time of loss. He’s a hero that will be missed.

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I knew William well...


Jun 12, 2021, 11:44 AM
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he was a member of my ex-wife's family ( cousins) . We often talked of his time in the North Korean POW camp and his book shows the cruelty of war and the Communists . I always enjoyed our talks at the family re-unions .

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Jun 12, 2021, 11:54 AM
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We cannot conceive what this hero and others went through nor do we have a good idea of how blessed we are.
God bless America and those who died and survived defending her in an honorable fashion.

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Jun 12, 2021, 3:38 PM
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Wow. Amazing story of a strong Clemson man. Thank you sir for your service to your country.

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Jun 12, 2021, 4:20 PM
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Will be praying for 1st LT William Funchess (a Hero in my eyes) family and friends. So very sorry for his passing. It is really sad as we lose more and more of our Veterans who made major sacrifices and gave their All for this country.

1st LT William Funchess may you Rest In Peace after 93 years of devotion and love for this country. 21 United States Flag Salute to 1st LT Frinchess ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!

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Jun 12, 2021, 6:52 PM
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Rest easy Sir, we have the watch.

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Jun 12, 2021, 8:31 PM
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Captivating story! A man that will be missed!

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