This is all from Steve Steven Dragovich 981st 70-71st. He put a lot of research into this.
Patrick T. Mulligan, 212th 66/67
Patrick T. Mulligan, 69 of Endicott passed away at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, Friday, February 12, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents Gerard and Thelma. He is survived by his wife Judy; a daughter Maureen (Edward) Ciotoli, Apalachin; a son Patrick “PT” (Kathleen) Mulligan, Liverpool, NY; three loving grandchildren, whom he adored Michael; Vincent and Megan Ciotoli; a sister Marcia (Al) Johnston, Owego; sister in law Kay Menichetti, Endicott; brother in law Jeff (Joyce) English, North Carolina; an aunt Norma Griffin, Binghamton; also several nieces; nephews and dear friends. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Endicott and a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the Army Military Police as a Sentry Dog Handler. Pat was also retired from the New York State Police and Wegmans Loss Prevention.
Donis Edward Montoya, 981st 67/68
Donis Edward Montoya, 71, passed away on Tuesday (Dec. 18, 2018) in Ojai, California. Born in Arizona on March 21, 1947, Donis served in the U.S. Army, graduating from the Sentry Dog Handler Military Police School. After being transferred to Pleiku, Laos during the Vietnam War he served alongside his battle buddy; Rex.
Donis and Rex were diligently committed to protect vital strategic areas and the lives of fellow soldiers. After honorably serving in the military, he went on to serve his country working twenty-three years for the City of Santa Barbara.
Donis’s life was a life of service. He was a volunteer for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Office of Family Life. He dedicated over twenty years in teaching parenting and pre-marital classes, etc. In addition, he was an advocate for the immigrant community. He received numerous awards of recognition for his community service.
Donis was a family man who shared the love of fishing with his nephews. He married Teresita H. Montoya on March 26, 1977. The family moved to Ojai and was often at his favorite place to fish, Lake Casitas.
He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Teresita; daughter, Teresa; granddaughter, Jasmine; numerous family and friends
Michael D. Mooney, 212th 66/67
Chief Michael D. Mooney, 63, of Morrill Street, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, New Hampshire on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Chief Mooney was born August 10, 1944 in Laconia, the son of Ronald and Beatrice (Thompson) Mooney. He was raised in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1964.Chief Mooney served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam from 1964-1967 where he was a Military Police Machine Gunner on a helicopter and was also a dog handler. Chief Mooney resided in Belmont and later moved to Gilford where he lived for the past twenty-six years.
In 1961, he was a call fighter for the Town of Belmont and then went on to work for the Laconia Fire Department in 1968. In 1971, he became a firefighter for the Town of Gilford. He was named Lieutenant in 1973 and proceeded up the ranks to Captain in 1976. In 1979 he became Fire Chief. He retired in Sept., 2005 after twenty-six years as Chief.Chief Mooney was past president and member of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, past president and member of the N. H. Association of Fire Chiefs, a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, a member and past president of the Lakes Region Mutual Aid, Chairman of the N. H. Board of Fire Control for fifteen years and was Forest Fire Warden for twenty-six years.Chief Mooney was awarded a Medal of Valor from the Manchester Union Leader and the International Association of Firefighters Local 1153 for the lifesaving rescue of a woman in the McIntyre Block Fire of 1969.
Chief Mooney was Grand Marshal of the 2005 Gilford Old Home Day Parade. He was a member and past president of the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post # 1670 and the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post #1.
Steve writes below Last Post Entries. He is referring to our Last Post Roster on the Website.
Last Post Entries:
Barley, Raymond, 981st 69/70, October 22, 2018
Baum, Gary C., 981st 69/70, May 27, 2018
Branch, Reed G., 981st 69/70, December 13, 2017
Bremer, Wilford E., Sr., 212th 66/67, March 15, 2019
Carlton, Dale A., 981st 69/70, July 25, 2017
Conway, Harrison E., 981st 69/70, January 17, 2017
Denenberg, Edward J.: correct the info on the Last Post roster — date of death
Dischler, Arthur W., 212th 66/67, February 14, 2018
Eller, Gerald M., 981st 69/70, December 3, 2005
Ewert, Phillip L., 212th 66/67, March 28, 2016
Franklin, Jerry D., add DOD May 21, 2012
Grabis, Louis J., 212th 65/66, October 9, 2008
Harris, Charles R., 212th 66/67, May 2, 2019
Holzberger, Richard S., 212&Hawk66/67, January 24, 2016
Keith, Alton L., Sr., 212th 66/67, July 18, 2011
Kelsey, George E., Jr., 212th 66/67, July 24, 2010
Molina, Salvador, 212th 66/67, July 26, 2019
Montoya, Donis E., 981st 67/68, December 18, 2018
Mooney, Michael D., 212th 66/67, April 8, 2008
Mulligan, Patrick T., 212th 66/67, February 12, 2016
Nolley, Jesse R., 212th 66/67, January 16, 2006
Pickering, Irving L., 212th 66/67, February 25, 2019
Sayles, Robert L., 212th 66/67, January 28, 2012
Schnuriger, Alan J., 212th 66/67, August 15, 2010
Short, Robert W., 212th 66/67, July 15, 2018
K-9 Roster refers to our K-9 Roster on the website
Add one more Rex and one more Gunner.
Add King M315 and Fritz M254
Many thanks Steven Dragovich