DONALD A MOLLICONE

DONALD A MOLLICONE - 1LT

  • HOMETOWN:
  • closter
  • COUNTY:
  • Bergen
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • October 23, 1937
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • December 20, 1963
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Air Force
  • RANK:
  • 1LT
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Donald A. Mollicone was born on October 23, 1937, to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mollicone. His home of record is Closter, NJ. He had one brother, Richard. Donald graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1960.

Mollicone served in the US Air Force and attained the rank of First Lieutenant (1LT).

Mollicone was killed in action on December 20, 1963, when his O1-E Forward Air Control plane crashed at Soc Trang Airfield. At the time of the crash, Mollicone was not stationed at Soc Trang. His crew had stopped there for a short time. They were to fly back to Bein Hoa.

In 1969, Mollicone Park in Closter was dedicated to Donald. It was rededicated in 1997, with Donald's parents in attendance. The park is located in Closter (Bergen County) on Knickerbocker Road.

His brother, Richard, also served in the US Air Force, and served two tours in Vietnam.

Sources: Charles Della Peruta (friend), various websites, newspaper clippings and NJVVMF.

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