Taps- Giller, Ed

                      Major General Ed Giller       (see USAF Bio here)                
                         (July 8,1918  - Oct 1, 2017) - age 99

He was married to his wife, the former Mildred Schmidt, of Grants Pass, OR. for 69 years until her death 16 November 2012. They have five children.

The Association learned earlier this week that one of our Fightin’ Fifty-fifth’sBEST and most honored aviators (Maj Gen Edward B. (Ed) Giller) passed away on 1 Oct 17 at the ripe age of 99.  Giller was a true WWII hero and Fightin’ Fifty-fifthlegend who was one of the original inductees into the Hall of Fame in 1999 (top right of poster). Admirably, the General never lost his “Double Nickel” identity; attending manyFightin’ Fifty-fifth Birthday Balls--personally participating several times--as featured speaker, cake cutter and “Tales of the 55th” sage.  His passing marks one more loss from the nation’s “Greatest Generation”; however, his legend lives on in the annals of our storied unit.  For reflection, I have attached a copy of Giller’s HoF write-up and a short tribute including hyperlinks to sites reflecting his service. I trust you’ll each, when possible, take time to reflect on Giller, his commitment, Service success and a “life well-lived”.
          Joe Spivey, Col, USAF (Ret)
President, 55th Wing Association