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Major Tom Greer – “An American Warrior”

You may have known him by his pen name, Dalton Fury. But in life, he was known as Tom Greer. Not long ago, we told you that Tom had terminal pancreatic cancer. I’m sorry to say that he recently passed away from cancer at age 52.

He wrote the book, “Killing Bin Ladin” about his time as an Army officer in Delta, and also created a series of fiction fearuring ex-Delta Operator Kolt Raynor. I think there was a lot of Tom in Kolt.

He was a great man, both in and out of uniform. He would often travel to Atlanta’s Hartsfield International airport near his home to give copies of his books to service members and that was the majority of my interaction with him. I sent him copies of his books to hand out. I supported his work via SSD, and exchanged notes. I’m very sorry to see him taken so young. He’s a man who still had a lot to offer the world.

He will be missed.

Initially, I didn’t want to post about his passing, not wanting it to be a spectacle. Even though he had written several nooks, he was not a public man and I’m not sure that anything I could say would properly honor the man. Then, his brother CSM Steve Greer, shared this video memorial to Tom, so my feelings changed on the subject. It’s solemn and I found it a very fitting tribute.

Rest In Peace

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16 Responses to “Major Tom Greer – “An American Warrior””

  1. Jester says:

    Sad to hear. Sounds like he was a great man.

  2. Mike says:

    I am saddened to hear this, I enjoyed his book and courage at the time to tell his story. My God bless his family and welcome him to his kingdom.

  3. Gerard says:

    He was a patriot and a hero

  4. Marcus says:

    RIP warrior. My prayers out to you and your family.

  5. RNW says:

    I am not the killerman
    I’m the killerman’s son
    But I will do the killing
    Until the killerman comes

  6. Andre says:

    FUCK CANCER.

  7. Todd says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Greer family. Thank you Major Greer, and your family, for your service to this country.

  8. TexasKrypteia says:

    Fair winds and following seas, Major.

  9. Philip says:

    Rest easy, Major Greer.

  10. It’s not even close to a spectacle Eric. Well done tribute he and his family would be proud of. Thank you for doing this and our deepest sympathy’s.

  11. BandEAtoZ says:

    Tom was the best! My time with him, in hindsight, was way too short. America is a better place because of him. He has made meaningful impacts around the world.

  12. Swimdoc says:

    HOOYAH Major. Bravo Zulu. See you on the other side. To his friends and family, know he will be missed and you are in our hearts and prayers.

    Doc

  13. fact275 says:

    My interactions with Major Greer were brief and through social media but he was humble and gracious about his writing. America is a lesser place without him. RIP and my prayers to his wife and daughters.

  14. G1E says:

    A Gordon Piper blowing the high honor, RIP Sir. Beautiful…