GIELLA GUY

WO1 Guy Giella was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/30/2017 at the age of 77.6
Savannah, GA
Flight Class 67-11
Date of Birth 10/06/1939
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 120 AHC
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More detail on this person: Guy Giella, (77), passed away unexpectedly May 30, 2017, at Memorial Hospital. He was born October 6, 1939, in Mount Vernon, New York, and retired from the Army in Savannah, Georgia, in 1976 after 20 years of active service which included tours overseas in Germany, Korea and two tours in Vietnam. His duties included paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, drill sergeant and attended flight school in Fort Rucker, Alabama, to become a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He then went on to become a Rotary Wing Examiner and Supply Officer, with the 120th Aviation Company, 222nd Aviation Battalion, Fort Richardson, Alaska. His comprehensive knowledge of Army Aviation instruments and flying procedures contributed immeasurably to the operation efficiency and combat readiness of the U.S. Army. In addition, he was instrumental in developing and teaching flight techniques and doctrine for helicopter operations in an Artic environment. His outstanding performance resulted in receiving the Meritorious Service Medal. From 1983 to 2003, he was in the civil service as a helicopter flight instructor at Hunter Army Airfield. During his career, he received the following citations: Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm. Guy was an avid hunter and bass fisherman and passed on his love for the outdoors to his sons and grandchildren. He was a member of the Ancient Landmark Masonic Lodge #231. Surviving are his wife, Shirley, of Savannah, GA; his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Priscilla Giella, of Lincolnton, GA; his son and daughter-in-law Chris and Amy Giella, of Covington, GA; grandchildren Kyle and Julianne Giella, of Parrish, FL; Brandon Giella, of Dallas, TX; Zachary and Conner Giella, of Lincolnton, GA; Hunter, Hollie and Holden Giella, of Covington, GA; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Giella, of Griswold, CT; his brother and sister-in-law Kenneth and Cecelia Giella, of Dayville, CT; niece Susan and her husband Kyle Gunderman, of Windham, CT; niece Wendy and husband TJ Cannon, of Buffalo, NY; cousin, Lee Giella, of Lake Carmel, NY. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel in Savannah, GA. The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel in Savannah, GA. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery, 1336 Dean Forest Rd., Savannah, GA. Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com Published in Savannah Morning News on June 2, 2017

Burial information: Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery

This information was last updated 06/09/2017

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Date posted on this site: 05/12/2018


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