Decorated War Veteran Rocky Gannon to speak at Florence library

Colonel Rocky Gannon is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award.

FLORENCE, SC – Colonel Rocky Gannon will speak about his wartime experiences at The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m.

A decorated World War II veteran, Gannon has earned fifty military awards and honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, ten Air Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm. He flew missions during World War II as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. After World War II, he served in the occupation of Iwo Jima and Japan.

In 1975, Gannon became the United States Air Force’s first Master Air Traffic Controller. He also served as Executive Director of the Florence Regional Airport for over six years, retiring in 1993.

This program is free and open to the public. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan St. in Florence. For more information, please visit the library website at or call (843) 292-7368.