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Howard Overton Golladay

Howard Golladay

                         Name: Howard Overton Golladay

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: 16th Field Artillery, 9th Army                          Division

                         Rank: Major

                         Dates of Service: 1940-1947

                         Theater of Service: American,                          European-Middle-Eastern

                         Howard was a career military officer,
                         who also served in the postwar
                         occupation of Germany; the Korean
                         War; at NATO Hqs in Turkey and
                         Italy; and at various U.S. posts. 
                         He retired as a Colonel from the Army                          ca. 1972.

                         Howard Golladay's Oral History

Howard O. Golladay, Obituary
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
September 21, 2013

Howard O. Golladay, 95, died in Kindred Hospital, San Diego, after hospitalization due to congestive heart failure.  Howard was a long time resident of San Diego and a member of the parish at St James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, CA.  Howard was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Marion "Marne" Gilbert Golladay.  Howard is survived by a sister, Matt Leigh Willkie of Scottsville, Virginia; two daughters, Cathy Jackson of San Diego, CA and Carole Golladay of Atlanta, GA; and two grandchildren, Kevin Platt of Seattle, WA and Jennifer Platt of San Diego, CA.  Howard was born in Buffalo Springs, Virginia, on September 30, 1917, graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1939 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and entered the Army reserves as a second lieutenant.  In 1944 Howard was sent to France where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge and later was part of the defense of the Bridge at Remagen.  Howard stayed in Germany after the war for several years and was part of the Occupation Army.  Howard married Marne in 1950 and in 1951 spent a year in the Korean War.  After 33 years in the Army, Howard retired as a Colonel in 1972.  There were many awards and commendations that Howard received during his service to his country which included two Bronze Stars.  Howard loved his family, his church, his alma mater and life.  He will be missed by everyone who knew him and everyone who loved him.  A memorial service and burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013, at St James By-the-Sea Episcopal Church Cemetery in La Jolla, CA.

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