Hello! My name is Michael Monroe Gollaher or O'Golly - (OGollaher) and I am a Wiki volunteer working on the pages.
Personal: I am the oldest of five children, born in June of 1953 in the Primary Children's Hospital of Salt Lake City. I have two brothers and a younger sister. I was fortunate enough to be born into an "old" Latter-day Saint family and my ancestors were Latter-day Saint pioneers who came to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1850 and were sent by Brigham Young to settle Tooele, Utah to the South. My grandfather moved to Salt Lake City, and my father was transferred by the company he worked for to Boise, Idaho in 1961. I've lived here ever since, except for several years in the U.S. Army and overseas deployments to Jamaica, the Middle East and Europe.
Occupation: I am a retired Army officer from the Idaho Army National Guard. I was the public affairs officer at the headquarters of the Idaho Army National Guard, and also for the Idaho Air National Guard for about a year. I am a veteran of Desert Storm or the Gulf War I, as well as of Bosnia-Herzegovina. I served in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 3-325 Infantry (Airborne) Battalion from Vicenza, Italy, in 1995. I started out my military career as a private and was commissioned after I attained the rank of staff sergeant in the Idaho Army National Guard. I was branched Medical Service Corps since I started out as a Field Medical Assistant, and before public affairs got it's own branch I was the only MSC officer in public affairs in the entire US Army! I have worked in the US Army as a medic and public affairs officer, as a state employee of the Idaho Army National Guard, and before that as a graphic artist and writer for Fosella & Associates, a Boise marketing company.
Education: I went to Boise State University, and graduated from Borah High School in Boise in 1971.
Contact: You can contact me at my GMail address (email) which is firstname.lastname@example.org, or my church e-mail address, which is Michael.Gollaher@familysearch.org. You can also call me at (208) 841-1678, though I run a "white list" and may not answer if you are not in my address book. I live at 5248 South Staaten Drive, Boise, Idaho 83709-6363.
Special Talents and Abilities: I like to think I am gifted in singing, playing the guitar (folk style) and as a writer.
Hobbies or Special Interests: Metaphysics. I sing bass.
Church Callings: I have been called as a stake missionary, a boy scout assistant scoutmaster, a cub scout assistant den "mother," a primary teacher, a ward financial clerk, an elders' quorum clerk and as a family history consultant. Currently I am a home teacher in my church. I am also an assistant librarian in our local ward.
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