Inductee

Lewis A. Goff Jr.

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World War II army veteran, 2 bronze stars, 2nd place world billiards champion
 

Bio

Lewis A Goff, or Junior as he was called, was born in Chancellor Alabama on October 2nd, 1925 and attended school in Coffee Springs Alabama. He later married his wife Alley. Mr. Goff enjoys traveling and playing billiards in his leisure time.
Mr. Goff served under General Macarthur in the United States Army’s 3rd Army Division from 1944 through 1946 in combat operations during WWII. In just two short years Mr. Goff earned the U.S. Army’s good conduct medal, U.S. Army’s Occupation medal, The U.S. Army’s WWII Victory medal, and the U.S. Army’s Bronze Star medal with one oak leaf cluster. These accolades speak to the heart of a true American hero. When asked, and as humble you would expect a hero to be, Mr. Goff just says “I was the smallest, but I made it, and I hung with the big boys.” After the Victory in WWII Mr. Goff went on to play professional billiards where he was known as “Lefty”, and was at one time ranked number two in the world, and still enjoys playing to this day. Mr. Goff says of all the things he has done in his life, he is most proud of his service to his country, his mother Nora Lee, being saved and becoming a Christian.

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