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CDR RALPH E. GAITHER, USN
FLIGHT LOG ID: 230


Service Date In: 11/01/1962
Service Date Out: 01/01/1986
Date of Birth: 03/08/1942
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: B.S. Indus. Techn.
City, State: Gulf Breeze, FL

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Silver Star (2)

Theaters/Campaigns

Vietnam

Aircraft

F9F
F11F
F-4B
A-4
Exper Varieze

Ship/Units/Deployments

USS Independence



Associations/Service Organizations

Assn of Nav Aviation
4th Allied POW Wing
River Rats
Optimist Club
Masonic Lodge

Significant Achievements

As an ensign F-4B pilot, flew 72 missions in Vietnam. POW of North Vietnam from 10-17-65 to 2-12-73. Started model manager for water survival.
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