Wendell R. Gomo – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report:

Wendell R. Gomo, 77, died September 30, 2000 at Statesboro Nursing home.

The native of Cambridge, Vermont, retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a Lieutenant Colonel working at the Pentagon. He was a fighter pilot during World War II and the Korean War and was chosen as lead pilot to fly over the U.S. Capitol building during President Harry S. Truman's inauguration.

He moved to Savannah 30 years ago and was owner of WenSan, a graphic design business. He moved to Statesboro a month ago.

Survivors include two daughters, Wendy Waters of Brooklet and Sandy Gomo of San Diego; a son, Craig Barcomb of Sarasota, Florida; a sister, Joyce Collins of Virginia; four grandsons, Gunner, Hunter, Steele and Stone Barcomb, all of Sarasota; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. today at Jake A. Futch Funeral Home, entombment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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