Earl R. Grove

Posted on March 27, 2010


   Earl was assigned to Charlie Troop on October 18, 1966 and was Killed in Action on May 10, 1967. Earl was a Crew Chief. Earl was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and a set of Crew Member Wings.

If any family member or friend reads this blog, please contact me as I am looking for pictures and personal stories about this brave man.

Earl “Duke” Grove was one of my best friends in high school. I think about him a lot and have gone to the “wall” every chance I get. I look him up and due the tracing and wish he had come home with the rest of us. I was lucky….I got a navy chopper to ride in, then a patrol plane. Had it made compared to you guys. I joined, he got drafted. I came home he didn’t. I have a couple photos of Duke in high school and a few of his 59 chev and his “cushman”.