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John M "Mike" Connolly
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1922
Rusk
Cherokee County
Texas, USA
Death: May 31, 2012
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

The first born son of John Michael Connolly and Kate (Allen) Connolly. He spent his early childhood in Dallas Texas, his father being a manager at Swifts & Company. His sister, Joan, and young brother Douglas were born when the family lived in Dallas. They moved to Galveston Texas in 1938. Mike was attending the University of Texas in 1941 when the U.S. entered World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Radio Operator with the 999th Signal Service Company. His unit landed on Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion. They were in Niemur Belgium when the Germans launched the Ardennes offensive and the Battle of the Bulge. He served for the duration of the war and during the occupation of Germany. After the war he completed his Journalism degree from University of Texas and worked as a reporter for the San Antonio Express. He married his wife, Marie. When the Korean War began he was a reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force and was called to active duty. He served in the Air Force into the 1970s as a public affairs officer. He rose to the rank of Colonel. In retirement he resided in San Antonio. Mike and Marie had one daughter, Mary Anne. 
 
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 Parents:
  John M. Connolly (1896 - 1974)
  Kate Allen Connolly (1898 - 2002)
 
 Sibling:
  John M Connolly (1922 - 2012)
  Joan Connolly Wilson (1926 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: 76502Craig Connolly
Originally Created by: Love Is...Grandchildren
Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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John M Mike Connolly
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John M Mike Connolly
Added by: 76502Craig Connolly
 
John M Mike Connolly
Added by: 76502Craig Connolly
 
 
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 Added: Aug. 28, 2012
 
 
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