Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gradon E. Mongar, 80, of Albuquerque, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Albuquerque.
He was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Palisade, Neb. He was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force for 27 years. He flew P-47s in Germany during World War II and F-100s in Vietnam. His last assignment was squadron commander of the 524th at Cannon Air Force Base.
He retired in 1970, then owned and operated Mongar’s Clock & Antiques in Clovis for eight years.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elaine; one daughter, Carol of Albuquerque; one son, David, of Clovis; and one grandson, Christopher of Clovis.
Public visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at University Boulevard Chapel in Albuquerque. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a date and time to be announced.
Arrangements are by French Mortuary in Albuquerque.