EDWARD F GOLD
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HONORED ON PANEL 4E, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

EDWARD FRANK GOLD

WALL NAME

EDWARD F GOLD

PANEL / LINE

4E/34

DATE OF BIRTH

01/30/1927

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/22/1965

HOME OF RECORD

OAKLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Alameda County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CDR

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD FRANK GOLD
POSTED ON 1.30.2024
POSTED BY: Dennis Edward Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Commander Edward Frank Gold, Served with Attack Squadron 85, Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11), USS Kitty Hawk, Task Force 77 (TF-77), 7th Fleet.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2024
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Sailor.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace CDR. Gold, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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POSTED ON 8.20.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. We should be forever thankful for the sacrifices of you and so many others to ensure the freedoms we so often take for granted.
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POSTED ON 1.1.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cdr Edward Gold,
Thank you for your service as a Limited Duty Officer on the U.S.S. HAWK. I am glad you were identified in 1994. Welcome Home. Happy New Year. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.21.2015

Final Mission of LT Edward F. Gold

On December 22, 1965, the USS Enterprise teamed with the carriers USS Kitty Hawk and USS Ticonderoga in one of the war's biggest strikes to date, with one hundred aircraft hitting the thermal power plant at Uong Bi located fifteen miles north-northeast of the city of Haiphong. This was the first industrial target authorized by the Johnson administration. The Enterprise's aircraft approached from the north and the Kitty Hawk/Ticonderoga’s force from the south, leaving the plant in shambles. The day's casualties were two A-4Cs from the Enterprise, an RA-5C Vigilante, and an A6-A Intruder--six Americans shot down. One of the A-4s was flown by LTJG Wendell R. Alcorn, a pilot from Attack Squadron 94 onboard the Enterprise. Alcorn's aircraft was shot down about 15 miles north-northeast of Haiphong and he was captured by the North Vietnamese. For the next 7 years, Alcorn was a "guest" in the Hanoi prison system. He was ultimately released in Operation Homecoming on Valentine's Day, 1973. The second A-4C shot down on December 22, 1965 was flown from the Enterprise by LT John D. Prudhomme. Prudhomme's aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed near Alcorn's position. Prudhomme was not as lucky as Alcorn; he was deemed to have been killed in the crash of his aircraft. He was listed among the missing because his remains were not recovered. The RA-5C reconnaissance aircraft was shot down about 5 miles east of Hai Duong in Hai Hung Province, about 30 miles from Alcorn and Prudhomme. Its crew consisted of the pilot, LCDR Max D. Lukenbach, and his rear-seater, LTJG Glenn H. Daigle. LTJG Daigle was captured by the Vietnamese and held in Hanoi until his release on February 12, 1973. Lukenbach, according to intelligence received, died in the crash of the plane and was buried near the crash site. The fates of the crew of the fourth aircraft to be shot down is uncertain. Pilot CDR Billie J. Cartwright and his bombardier/navigator LT Edward F. Gold were declared missing in action after their A-6A Intruder went down about 30 miles northeast of Haiphong. William L. Shankel, Glenn H. Daigle and Wendell R. Alcorn were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander during the period they were Prisoners of War. Billie J. Cartwright was promoted to the rank of Captain and Edward F. Gold to the rank of Commander during the period they were maintained missing. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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