Remembering An American HeroPosted on 4/11/14 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear CPL Steve Freeman Grubb, sirMORE
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
On this Memorial DayPosted on 5/28/12 - by Ed Cardon email@example.com
Today is Memorial Day and this Vietnam Veteran honors all those who fell during the Vietnam War and all the wars fought for our country. May you all rest in God’s embrace and be reunited with your friends and family in a better world.
We RememberPosted on 11/2/10 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgSteve is buried at a Family Cemetery in Faber,VA. BSM PH
The 50th Infantry Battalion RemembersPosted on 6/26/09 - by Jim Sheppard - 50th Infantry Historian email@example.comSteve Grubb is fondly remembered by the soldiers with whom he served from “B” Company of the 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry. His widow is our first honorary Life Member.MORE
Visit the Website of the Association formed by these 1/50th Vietnam Vets at: http://www.ichiban1.org
Post a note on our “Message Board” and possibly some of our members who served with Steve and/or his widow will respond. Search our site for photos and other documentation and/or contact me (Jim Sheppard, Association Historian) at the e-mail address provided here for details about our Memorial for our men lost in action at the current day 1/50th Battalion Headquarters at Fort Benning, Georgia. Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremonies are held every two years at the reunions of the 1/50th Association.
(Photo supplied by Steve's Widow, Gladys)
NEVER FORGOTTENPosted on 4/19/06 - by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.orgFOREVER REMEMBEREDMORE
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."
Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.
We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.
From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Rest in PeacePosted on 5/28/04 - by A Grateful AmericanWe remember you, STEVE FREEMAN GRUBB, on this day so many years ago that you gave your life for your nation. May you rest in peace, and may your family also find peace.MORE
Thank youPosted on 2/22/04 - by Amanda Carls email@example.comDear Sir,MORE
As a sophomore at Gridley High School in Gridley, Illinois, I am currently involved in the Gridley High School Posting Project. In this assignment, I was asked to focus on honoring the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War. At this point in my life, I am starting to prepare for college and making other decisions that pertain to my future. However, at such a young age, you were deciding to fight for the country you loved. Your commitment to America’s future is an inspiration to coming Americans. Thank you for setting an example and sacrificing your life so others may live in peace with freedom; your life shall never be forgotten.
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.