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EDWARD ELLIOTT GRABOSKEY


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 1 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/16/19 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear PFC Edward Graboskey,
    Thank you for your service as an Avionics Technician. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/16/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Edward Elliott Graboskey, Served with Marine Air Base Squadron 16 (MABS-16), Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/17/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Edward Elliott Graboskey, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/28/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • BRONZE STAR MEDAL with Combat “V”

    Posted on 12/17/11 - by Photo courtesy of Ruth Babcock and VVA Chapter 154
    The President of the United States
    takes pride in presenting
    the BRONZE STAR MEDAL with Combat “V”
    posthumously to
    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD E. GRABOSKEY
    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
    for service as set forth in the following
    CITATION:
    For heroism while serving as a Member of the Crash Crew Section, Marine Air Base Squadron SIXTEEN Marine Aircraft Group SIXTEEN, in Vietnam on 28 October 1965. at approximately five minutes after midnight on that date the insurgent Communist guerrilla forces (Viet Cong) attacked the Marble Mountain Air Facility in force to destroy the aircraft on the airfield parking mat. Private First Class Graboskey responded immediately with other members of the crash crew and damage control parties to extinguish fires, limit the damage, and evacuate materiel and equipment from the areas of conflagration. Without regard for personal safety he repeatedly endangered his life in the performance of his duty though the mat area was a mélange of burning aircraft and other equipment. There were numerous unexploded enemy demolition charges strewn in and about the aircraft. In this environment, he valiantly struggled to control the damage. At the height of the action, he fell mortally wounded by enemy small-arms fire and flying shrapnel. Private First Class Garboskey’s courageous and prompt action in the face of great personal risk reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom.
    For the President,
    Paul H. Nitze
    Secretary of the Navy
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