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An award after 70 years
Posted by Wayne Grindstaff on February 19, 2020, 8:14 pm
My Dad Joseph Grindstaff served all of WWII as an Armed Guard. He was a signalman and was wounded at Anizo and also spent 13 days adrift after is ship M.S. East Indian was sunk. I was an Infantry Sgt. in Vietnam and I have the CIB. That got me to thinking and I asked the Navy Dept to look at my Dads record. He passed many years ago but just recently my Dad was awarded the C.A.R. Combat Action Ribbon which can be awarded back to WWII if the Sailor saw combat. 70 years later and I added a ribbon to his decorations.
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