I received notification earlier today from his son Patrick of the passing of OTCM Ernest W. "Ras" Rasmusson. I can truly say, Ras was the closest I found to being a brother to me while in the service and will be missed by all who knew him. I know his son told me about funeral arrangements but right now my mind is a blank. I will pass them along in a couple of days after I talk to the family again. Until then, farewell my closest and dearest friend. Frog
That’s sad news, Ernie was a good guy and fine shipmate whom I knew in Arg many years ago. We pass on our condolences to his family and wish him peace on the other side.
Earnie was a great shipmate and friend. He taught me so much about management and doing the duties of a Chief.His knowledge and wisdom kept me out of hot water many days.Kindest thoughts to his family and may God grant him Paradise.
Never knew Ernie personally but certainly knew the name. It is always sad to hear of the loss of another shipmate and key player of our elite community. Please pass along our thoughts and prayers to his family from us. May he rest in peace until our great reunion at our final duty station.
Havn't seen or heard of Ernie since our Cheatham Annex days. Often wondered about him.
I know he had been in poor health for a number of years but still hate to hear of his passing.
Rest in peace shipmate. You earned it.
"Ras" was definitely from the "Old Guard". May he rest in peace. Ed Smock
Sorry to hear this sad news. Ras was one of the old timers and a really great guy.
Talk about "old-timers" It's been a long time since I've seen you in here. Hope all is well with you and the family.
Sorry to hear this. I worked with him at Dam Neck.
Yet another fine OT and friend has passed over. Ras was a shipmate at Arg 50+ years ago, and many great memories of those times. Farewell Ras...Fair Winds and Following Seas.
Our condolences to family and friends.