Albert Hugh Grinsted JrMilitary
Scott Weir, grandson of Albert Hugh Grinsted
ALBERT HUGH GRINS'I'ED Jr.
Born August 22, 1917 in San Diego CA.
Died February 14, 2004 age 86
Grew up in Lincoln, NE and completed high school in 1935. BSA Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow. Employed as personnel clerk by CB&Q Railroad in Chicago.
Entered the service in July 1942 at San Antonio Air Cadet Center. Completed the Bombardier course at Deming, NM; arrived with crew at Podington England in June 1944 and was assigned to the 92nd Bomb Group, 325th Bomb Squadron.
Flew 27 combat missions, earning the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. Promoted to First Lieutenant.
Returned to the states in June 1945. Remained in the Air Force and graduated from Engineering School at the University of Nebraska February 1951. Assigned as range safety officer at Cape Canaveral; saw Korean action as B-29 bombardier, then in SAC as a B-47 navigator and bombardier. Test director for Hound Dog Missile, Eglin AFB, and did R&D work on nuclear warheads, Sandia, NM while assigned to HQ USAF.
Retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in November 1969. Completed law degree from Florida State Law School and practiced until second retirement in 1993. Resided in Shalimar, FL. Married June Gastineau Ballou at Patterson Field on Sept. 5, 1947. June passed away in February 1994. One son, four daughters, 17 grand-children and 24 great-grandchildren.
Buried with full military honors Arlington National Cemetery March 22, 2004.
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Units served with
|San Diego, CA||22 August 1917|
|Shalimar, FL||14 February 2004|
|Arlington National Cemetery||22 March 2004||Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia Section: 60, Site: 7225|
|San Antonio, TX||San Antonio, Texas|
|Podington||Assigned to 325BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF.|
Returned to US
|Deming, NM||Bombardiers training, Deming, New Mexico|
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