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Col Vermont "Garry" Garrison
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1915
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1994
Idaho, USA

Triple Ace Pilot
One of only 7 pilots designated as "Ace" in World War II, Colonel Garrison also served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He is credited with 17.33 aerial victories. He began his military career in 1941 by joining the Royal Air Force, earning his RAF wings. In 1943, he transferred to the United States Army Air Force. Garrison was shot down while piloting his P-51B Mustang fighter over France. He was able to bail out, but was captured, held for two weeks for interrogation, then sent to the German Prisoner of War camp, Stalag Luft I, in Germany. The Soviets liberated the camp in May 1945, and Garrison returned to his squadron. Having started in the USAAF as a Lieutenant, he rose through the ranks of the now-United States Air Force, flying combat missions in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. During the Korean War, he flew an F-86 and shot down 10 Mig-15s over North Korea. He piloted F-4 fighters for his Vietnam missions. He retired in 1973 as a Colonel. He was alternately referred to as the "Gray Eagle", "Pappy", and the "Kentucky Marksman", and was known for his leadership skills. He was often noted as "one of the greatest as pilot, as gentleman, as officer, and as friend." [Colonel Robin Olds, served under Colonel Garrison] 
 
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 Spouses:
  Reatha Mae Garrison (1928 - 1959)
  Maria E Lee Garrison (1920 - 1997)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 38 Site 1640
 
Created by: A Horan
Record added: Jan 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64784164
Col Vermont Garry Garrison
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Col Vermont Garry Garrison
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Col Vermont Garry Garrison
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- bob tarte
 Added: Apr. 10, 2015
In remembrance of your honored service
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 Added: Oct. 1, 2012

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 3, 2012
 
 
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