In memory of
Allen Martin McCullough Jr.
In memory of
Allen Martin McCullough Jr.
Allen Martin McCullough Jr, age 97, beloved father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Wednesday, July 15. He was born March 1, 1923 to Allen and Grace Otten McCullough in Sinclairville, NY. He is survived by Mari McCullough, daughters Rae McCullough and Kathleen Maker (David), granddaughter Allison and a host of friends. "Mac" joined the US Army in 1941. He deployed to Omaha Beach a week after D-Day then moved into Germany where he served as an Ordinance soldier, hauling damaged tanks from the battlefield for repair. By 1946 Mac was stationed in the Pacific during Operation Crossroads atomic bomb testing. He specialized in radar aboard the cruiser USS Fall River, anchored 12 miles from the detonation center at Bikini Atoll. Senior Master Sergeant McCullough served at the front during the Korean War in 1950. He handled aircraft control and tracking for the infantry and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for combat service. Mac later served as an Air Force technical advisor with MAAG in Copenhagen, Denmark and in Florida during the Mercury-Gemini space programs. Retiring from the military, Mac and family settled in Oregon and opened a successful Scandinavian import shop. Retiring from small business ownership, he settled in Arizona. Allen McCullough was a bass fishing champion, a fine singer of Irish ballads, an avid golfer and a true gentleman. A friend wrote, "Mac set a gold standard for each of us in kindness". An Honor Guard service is planned at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona with a memorial service at a later date.
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In memory of
Allen Martin McCullough Jr.
Allen Martin McCullough Jr, age 97, beloved father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Wednesday, July 15. He was born March 1, 1923 to Allen and Grace Otten McCullough in Sinclairville, NY. He is survived by Mari McCullough, daughters Rae McCullough and Kathleen Maker (David), granddaughter Allison and a host of friends. "Mac" joined the US Army in 1941. He deployed to Omaha Beach a week after D-Day then moved into Germany where he served as an Ordinance soldier, hauling damaged tanks from the battlefield for repair. By 1946 Mac was stationed in the Pacific during Operation Crossroads atomic bomb testing. He specialized in radar aboard the cruiser USS Fall River, anchored 12 miles from the detonation center at Bikini Atoll. Senior Master Sergeant McCullough served at the front during the Korean War in 1950. He handled aircraft control and tracking for the infantry and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for combat service. Mac later served as an Air Force technical advisor with MAAG in Copenhagen, Denmark and in Florida during the Mercury-Gemini space programs. Retiring from the military, Mac and family settled in Oregon and opened a successful Scandinavian import shop. Retiring from small business ownership, he settled in Arizona. Allen McCullough was a bass fishing champion, a fine singer of Irish ballads, an avid golfer and a true gentleman. A friend wrote, "Mac set a gold standard for each of us in kindness". An Honor Guard service is planned at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona with a memorial service at a later date.
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