A Contribution from From Eric Stott
New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
Saratoga Springs NY
A GOOD FRIEND HEADS WEST
Bryan H. Goose Gosling, 1934-2002
Goose in His 27th Division Kit
Eric Stott reports that.
Bryan "Goose" Gosling , known to all re-creators of the 27th Div., passed on recently. Here's his obituary from the Albany Times Union.:
Bryan H. Gosling, 68, former public relations manager of the New York Power Pool and retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve died of cancer Thursday Aug 22 2002 in his home in Voorheesville. Mr. Gosling was born in NY City and attended the NY State School for Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University, Ithaca NY. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Army and was commissioned in the Infantry and served with the 4th Armored Division in Germany. He left active service in 1959 and retired from the Army Reserve as a LTC in 1985.
As a US Army Reservist he was a detachment commander and Operations Officer in the 11th special forces group (airborne) USAR and instructor for the US Army command and general staff college. His decorations include the US Army Commendation Medal and the US Army Meritorious Service Medal, the later for his contributions in furthering the Army's military history program for Army Reserve officers.
Bryan Gosling began his career in public relations for the electric power industry in 1959 with the Consolidated Edison Company of NY. He came to the Albany area to work in health facilities and services planning in 1967. He held the position of manager of public relations and information officer at the NY Power Pool since 1971.
Mr. Gosling was an avid military historian and re-enactor and a member of numerous military and historical organizations. He was a founding trustee, first vice president and PR chairman of the NI State Military Heritage Institute, a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, and a member of the Saint Andrew's Society of Schenectady. He received a certificate of appreciation and personal letter from the executive branch of New York State.
Mr. Gosling is survived by his wife, Kay Gosling, two Sons, Bryan H. Gosling IV and Harold Gosling. A private burial will take place in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville NY. A memorial service for friends and acquaintances will take place at a later date.
Goose Celebrates with His 27th Division Buddies
Contributions may be made to the NY State Military Heritage Institute, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs NY 12866, or to the Visiting Nurse Association of Albany Inc. 35 Colvin Ave, Albany NY 12206