GENE R GOLLAHON
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 51 OF THE WALL

GENE RAYMOND GOLLAHON

WALL NAME

GENE R GOLLAHON

PANEL / LINE

2E/51

DATE OF BIRTH

11/07/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/13/1965

HOME OF RECORD

CINCINNATI

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hamilton County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GENE RAYMOND GOLLAHON
POSTED ON 8.13.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Gene Raymond Gollahon, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 13 August 1965, while serving with Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN (VF-111), embarked in U.S.S. MIDWAY (CVA-41), during a low-level reconnaissance and strike mission near Nam Dinh, North Vietnam. Despite heavy enemy fire, a low cloud cover, poor visibility and rough terrain, Lieutenant Gollahon carried out his mission contributing greatly to the success of his squadron. Sustaining major damage to his aircraft from enemy ground fire, he displayed extraordinary airmanship in maneuvering his craft toward the nearby coast and potential safety. His aircraft was last observed to sustain several explosions and enter uncontrolled flight. Lieutenant Gollahon's courage, determination and inspiring devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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POSTED ON 1.29.2020
POSTED BY: James Hodde

Roomate

I was Gene's roomate all four years at USNA. I am eternally greatful for his assistance in "making it thru."
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POSTED ON 11.4.2019
POSTED BY: Ralph James

My Friend

Gene, you were the best. You were a very special friend as well as your family. You will always have a special place in my heart.
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POSTED ON 6.26.2019
POSTED BY: Daniel Cogné

We remember

Lt Gene Raymond Gollahon was awarded posthumously the Distinguished Flying Cross.
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POSTED ON 1.2.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Gene Gollahon,
Thank you for your service as an Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot) on the U.S.S. MIDWAY. I am glad you were identified in 2002. Welcome Home. Merry Christmas and 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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