Robert Groneman Goold – Colonel, United States Air Force

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Robert G. Goold, a retired Air Force Colonel, died on April 17, 2000.

During Colonel Goold's Air Force career he participated in three wars.

During World War II, he was stationed in the India, China and Burma Theatres. He participated in the first bombing raid over Tokyo.

Among the medals he received during his career was the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster.

When the Korean War broke out, Colonel Goold was stationed in Guam. His outfit flew immediately to Okinawa where he flew the first B29 aircraft over North Korea.

During the Vietnam War, Colonel Goold was Base Commander at Phan Rhang Air Force Base. He spent the majority of his career in the Strategic Air Command, finishing as a Command Pilot for the B52 Bomber.

He is survived by his wife, Marian; daughters, Mary Ann and Betty; mother, Anna Goold; brother, Jay; sister, Elizabeth Roberts; and four grandchildren. Services will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 1 p.m. at Ft. Myer Chapel. Interment to follow with Full Military Honors in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Hospice of Northern Virginia.


GOOLD, ROBERT GRONEMAN

  • COL   US AIR FORCE
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 10/01/1944 – 08/31/1971
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/10/1920
  • DATE OF DEATH: 04/17/2000
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/09/2000
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 66  SITE 235
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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