Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Norman R. Furman was elected Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War at the 90th National Encampment held in Boston, Massachusetts, August 15, 1971.
Brother Furman is a Past Department Commander of New York, Past President of the Erie County Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Association, Past President of the Western New York Past Camp Commanders Association, and Past President of the Civil War Round Table of Buffalo, New York. He has served our National Organization in many capacities including, National Grave Registration Officer, National Council of Administration member, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, and Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief.
He enlisted in the U.S. army in 1929 and served as Detachment Clerk in Hawaii. He reenlisted and later served as Drum Major of the 28th Infantry Band. Still later, he served as a Platoon Leader in Company H., 60th Infantry and as Company Commander of Company E., 60th Infantry, 9th Division. Wounded in action three times, he retired for disability in October 1946.
He is a life member of the Retired Officers Association and a Past President of the Niagara Frontier Chapter. He also is a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and National Association of Uniformed services.
His grandfather, Ryan Furman, served in Battery M., First New York Light Artillery during the Civil War.