Jan 042012

Corporal Gary McCollough

Birth: Sep. 28, 1948 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co.

Death: May 25, 1969 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

CPL Gary McCollough native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that Gary died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered.

He is the Husband of Mrs Irish A. McCollough, 1713 MacDonald Street, Charlotte, NC 28208.He had a son named Andreze. He was born three months after his dad’s death. Andreze is a Chef. He is the Son of Mrs Mollie Adams, 2219 Bancroft Street, Charlotte, NC 28206. Gary was a very hard worker, worked all the time. He was in church when he was supposed to be and Sunday School was special for him. He was planning a career with the U.S.Postal service when he came back from Nam. His first goal was to teach his mom how to drive. she was the world to him. She could move mountains.

He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment (Tankers), 5th Infantry Division. He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Unknown.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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