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Branch: Navy
Theatre: World War II / Korea / Vietnam

Frank C. “Red” Gilmore volunteered for the Navy and was on his way to the South Pacific when war with Japan ended in 1945. Five years later he was back in the air as a Navy pilot flying anti-submarine patrols and “Carrier On Deck Delivery” (bringing the precious mail) assignments during the Korean War. He served yet again during the war in Vietnam where he flew anti-submarine patrols during two cruises on the carrier USS Yorktown, once forcing a Soviet submarine to the surface. His last assignment as a naval officer was commander of the University of Utah Naval ROTC unit.

Honor A Veteran

Selections are only based on the nominee's military service
Nominees do not have to be alumni or associated with the university in any way. Each year, the committee selects eleven honorees based on noteworthy honor, courage, commitment, and sacrifice during their military service to our nation, but decorations for valor are not required. Selections are only based on the nominee's military service.