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  • Wall Name:BILLY J COLEY
  • Date of Birth:7/8/1938
  • Date of Casualty:12/20/1963
  • Home of Record:ENNIS
  • County of Record:ELLIS COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Row: 1E, 39
  • Casualty Province:BA XUGEN


  • Date of Birth:9/3/1917
  • Date of Casualty:12/25/1963
  • Home of Record:JACKSON
  • County of Record:HINDS COUNTY
  • State:MS
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:MSGT
  • Panel/Row: 1E, 39
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN


is honored on Panel 1E, Row 39 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Air Loss - Fixed Wing

    Posted on 6/1/16 - by
    1LT 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 and]
  • If I should die...remembrances for 1LT Donald Allan MOLLICONE, USAF...who died for our country!!!!!!

    Posted on 3/11/15
    If 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.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/16/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT Donald Allan Mollicone, sir

    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

    Curt Carter
  • Put A Face With A Name

    Posted on 1/17/08
    Donald A. Mollicone is remembered at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center. To learn more search on
  • On Silver Wings

    Posted on 12/20/06 - by Dave Avery
    On Silver Wings
    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
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