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Lt col Richard Wood Gifford

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Lt col Gifford was born on April 25, 1930 and passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Lt col Gifford was a resident of Waco, Texas at the time of passing.

He graduated from North Hollywood High School North Hollywood CA; earned an AA from Los Angeles Valley Jr. College in 1951; and earned his BA from the University of Nebraska in 1966.

Dick was a Vietnam veteran from 1968 -1969 and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross Bronze Star and Air Medal.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday Dec. 2 2016 at Grace Gardens Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Full Military Honors will conclude the service.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Meals on Wheels or the Salvation Army.