More detail on this person: Gregg Gammack Gregg Gammack, 69, of Columbia, Ky., and Mesa Ariz., and formerly of Ames, died in a traffic accident Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. A memorial gathering is being planned for Thanksgiving weekend in Mesa. Gregg was born Jan. 18, 1941, to Robert J. and Ruth Gammack and was schooled in the Ames system. He graduated from Ames High School in 1959 and from Iowa State University in 1964. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and entered Navy flight training. He flew helicopters in Vietnam, and in 1967, he was awarded the Silver Star, one of many decorations he received during his active service. He recently retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a major. He spent his life working in the aviation industry, which he dearly loved. He is survived by his beloved wife, Patsy; two sons, Jeff and Jason; and three grandsons, Jackson, Harrison and Beckett. He also leaves behind two brothers, Bill, of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., and Chris, of Hayesville, Iowa, and a host of friends whose lives he touched. Gregg Gammack - Kentucky Man Dies In I-84 Accident A Kentucky man died Thursday after police say he drifted on his motorcycle, hit a guardrail and was thrown from the bike in Greene Twp., Pike County. Gregg Gammack, 69, of Columbia, Ky., was pronounced dead at the scene of the one-vehicle accident. Police say that Gammack was traveling east and, for reasons unknown, drifted off the left side of the roadway and struck the guardrail with the left side of his motorcycle. Gammack lost control and then the bike flipped onto its side and began to roll over and slide eastbound, throwing Gammack to the north shoulder of the road. The bike came to rest in the center of the eastbound lanes. Traffic was detoured to the Exit 20 off-ramp and back on the Exit 20 on-ramp. The interstate was closed for approximately 2 hours.
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