Air Loss - Fixed WingPosted on 6/1/16 - by email@example.comLT Donald A. Mollicone was killed in a “freak accident" on December 20, 1963, when his O-1F (# 57-2831) forward air control plane from the 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron crashed at Soc Trang Airfield. At the time of the crash, Mollicone was not stationed at Soc Trang. His crew had stopped there for a short time. He was taking 1LT Billy J. Conley, to another site, probably back to Bien Hoa, where Mollicone was assigned. The plane took off on an empty tank and stalled about 300 feet in the air. Had it been another 200 feet higher, they might likely have had time to recover and survive the incident. Both Mollicone and Conley suffered fatal injuries in the crash. [Taken from togetherweserved.com and coffeltdatabase.org]MORE
If I should die...remembrances for 1LT Donald Allan MOLLICONE, USAF...who died for our country!!!!!!Posted on 3/11/15If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/16/13 - by Curt CarterDear 1LT Donald Allan Mollicone, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Put A Face With A NamePosted on 1/17/08Donald A. Mollicone is remembered at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center. To learn more search on www.njvvmf.org.MORE
On Silver WingsPosted on 12/20/06 - by Dave Avery firstname.lastname@example.orgOn Silver WingsMORE
They Flew The Skies
These Brave Young Men
Who Fought And Died
When Duty Called
They Went So Brave
Now Families Mourn
Beside Their Grave
Who Can Forget
What Courage They Had
Some Have,Some Did
And That's So Sad
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 2/26/06 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
We RememberPosted on 4/2/05 - by Robert Sage email@example.comDonald is buried at Long Island Nat Cem.
Mollicone Park in Closter New JerseyPosted on 5/25/03Mollicone Park in Closter NJ was dedicated to Donald in 1969. It was rededicated in 1997 with his parents Bertha, Anthony and Richard in attendance. The Mollicone family lived in Closter since 1963, and left a lasting impression on everyone they met. Donald's parents are gone now, and his brother Richard resides in Texas, but Mollicone Park will always remain a constant reminder of the sacrifice that Donald made for all us.MORE
Mollicone Park is located in Bergen County NJ, on Knickerbocker Road
A Forward Air ControllerPosted on 10/12/02 - by Dick Coyner
“We looped in the purple sunset,
We spun in the silvery dawn,
With a trail of black smoke behind us,
to show where our comrades have gone.
Echoing through the low hung rafters,
Resounding from the walls so bare,
You can hear the tears and laughter,
Of the dead, for they really are there.
So stand to your glasses ready,
Tis all we have left to prize;
One cup to the dead already- -
Hurrah for the next man to die.”
Donald Allan MolliconePosted on 9/4/02 - by Nazzareno G. MolliconeA remembrance from Italian relatives Nazzareno G. Mollicone and Federico G. Mollicone, united in the fight against Communism.MORE
Rome, Italy, September 2002
Remembering Our Lost BrotherPosted on 8/21/02 - by FAC Association"Ba Xugen" Forward Air Controller Lt. Mollicone lost 20 Dec 63 while supporting South Vietnamese Army Operations.MORE
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES AIR FORCE PILOT WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MOREPosted on 12/16/01 - by CLAY MARSTON
DONALD ALLAN MOLLICONE
WAS A MOST DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE OF THE
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
AT ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
IN THE CLASS OF 1960
who chose to serve in the
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
~~~ EX SCIENTIA TRIDENS ~~~
~~~ PER ARDUA AD ASTRA ~~~
YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE
29565 - 1960
The Wall of Faces
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