George William MainardySergeant
366TH A&E MAINT SQDN, 366TH TFW, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
17 October 1950 - 15 April 1972
Rockville, New York
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The database page for George William Mainardy
I was looking at The Virtual Wall and I didn't see your name memorialized. Everyone deserves to be remembered. We were there together and you made me laugh. You volunteered to be a "Sky Cop". You didn't have to be one. You extended and you didn't have to extend. We could have sat out the war in WCS but we wanted to do more. I remember when I left and they replaced me with some kid named Reese. You started right away calling him "PeeWee" because you were from New York. You used to sing crazy words to the song "Jesus Christ Superstar". You were a good troop and I cried when I heard you got killed in a rocket attack. I've visited the Wall and I saw your name. I told my kids about you. I will always remember you.
I wish I was there when you died so someone could have held you that knew you. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you.
You will be remembered all the days of my life. You were a friend. God Bless!
Col Jim Coleman
I also was there with George and Jim Coleman. George was a skinny (we were all skinny in those days) funny NY guy who was very gung-ho about his Augmentee (Skycop) duties. He was a nice guy and MUCH too young to pay that price. Jim Coleman was/is a born leader and has people skills superior to anyone I've met since. We use to blast "The Fish Cheer" on a tape recorder in the barracks during rocket attacks. I lived down the hall from Jim and George. A year we'll never forget.
From a friend,
My brother.Barbara Mainardy-Fifer
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Oct 2005
Last updated 08/10/2009