Ollie Donelan

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1966 Cruisebook photo 1967-8 Cruisebook photo, L-R Robert Tuthill, Jim Guest, Ollie Donlan, Bill Runyon (in cap) Ollie in 2009
Awarded the Air Medal for the rescue of Lt Neal Holben, USN, 5 July 1966
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Read more about the rescue efforts as described in "Leave No Man Behind - the Saga of Combat Search and Rescue" by George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips. This excerpt used with the gracious permission of the authors. The book can be ordered from Amazon.com and many other book sellers.
Air Medal Award Ceremony

Skipper Vermilya and XO Lockwood pose with the NAAS Ream Field Football League Champions prior to the 1966 cruise

Ollie on Standby in Ready Room 3 - 1966 cruise - can anyone identify the guys in the picture? if so, let me know.


Rick Grant and Ollie somewhere in the Sea of Japan  1968

Let the good times roll! L-R: Mike Tierney, Vern Von Sydow, Paul Thorpe, Rick Grant and Ollie

The usual suspects again: Vern Von Sydow, Rick Grant, MikeTierney and Ollie Ollie and Dave Weighton working out - Sea of Japan - Feb/Mar 1968

Updated: 04/24/11