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Eugene (Gene) Gatwood played football for Coach T. D. (Dobie) Holden at Pearl River Jr. College (PRC); Poplarville, Mississippi for three years, 1958, 1959, and 1960. After receiving his associate degree from PRC in 1960, he attended the University of Southern Mississippi (USM); Hattiesburg, Mississippi where, in 1962, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Math.
After graduating, Gene joined the Air Force. During his military career, among other assignments, he served as the commander of a 165-man Communications Squadron at Phan Rang Air Base, Republic of Vietnam in 1971-72. Later, he attended Troy University; Troy, Alabama where he obtained a Master’s degree in 1976. He later commanded a 535-man communications group at Robins AFB, Georgia. Gene retired from the Air Force in 1982 and taught electronics, math, and introduction to computers for more than 21 years at Middle Georgia Technical College, located in Warner Robins, Georgia. During this time, he earned an Educational Specialists (EdS) degree from the University of Georgia; Athens, Georgia in 1986.
Gene married Georgia Annie Jackson on June 9, 1966. They have two children: Stacy Leigh Vaughn and Jubal “Stonewall” Jackson Gatwood. Annie and Gene currently live in the Vinings area of Atlanta, Georgia.