|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1928|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1995|
Father Francis J. Gill served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. In 1967 he was attached to the staff of Amphibious Squadron Five aboard the flagship USS Okinawa (LPH-3).
He later was attached to the Marines and was known to accompany platoons as they were sent on missions in the Mekong Delta area of South Vietnam. At the time Father Gill left military service with the U.S. Navy as a retiree, he was a Captain.
Father Gill was well respected by the men and women he served with during his active service. He was ordained into the priesthood in South Chicago on April 28, 1954. He was the son of William F. and Helen Marie (Colgan) Gill.
NOTE BY MEMORIAL SPONSORr: I served on staff with Lt. Gill (CHC) in Vietnam and remember him very well. He and I traveled by helicopter from Danang Harbor to our flagship on the DMZ in May of 1967. He provided a calming affect for those of us who had never been on such a large helicopter before, which was greatly appreciated. I think of him often.
RM1 James Blanton USNR (ret)
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery
Plot: Section 52 Block - Lot EW 89 Grave 4
Created by: James Blanton
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86564663
Fr. Gill performed our marriage in 1987 at Great Lakes. We still think of you and your words often. God Bless You.|
Skip and Melinda Poole
Added: Nov. 8, 2014
The Murray Family
Added: Feb. 4, 2013