Fisher a DAV leader

Vietnam veteran Craig W. Fisher was a leader in state and national Disabled American Veterans (DAV) affairs. Fisher died in […]

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Vietnam veteran Craig W. Fisher was a leader in state and national Disabled American Veterans (DAV) affairs. Fisher died in March. He was 77 and lived in Rosemount. 

Fisher enlisted in the U.S. Navy after finishing high school, and was selected for the Naval Construction Battalions, known as the Seabees. Serving two tours, he had 29 days remaining when he was severely wounded. He spent eight months at Great Lakes Naval Hospital. 

After his disability retirement Fisher in 1971 began his long career as a National Service Officer for the DAV. He represented thousands of veterans in obtaining disability benefits. He served for 26 years, including as the supervisor of the national service office at Fort Snelling. 

Fisher was twice elected as the commander of the DAV Department of Minnesota, in 1977 and 1989.  He is survived by his wife Gina, a daughter and son and their families. Services have been held.

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