AMBROSIO S GRANDEA
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 97 OF THE WALL

AMBROSIO SALAZAR GRANDEA

WALL NAME

AMBROSIO S GRANDEA

PANEL / LINE

21E/97

DATE OF BIRTH

08/22/1932

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/13/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BALTIMORE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Baltimore City

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

MAJ

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR AMBROSIO SALAZAR GRANDEA
POSTED ON 12.28.2014
POSTED BY: John ffehil

Angles they do walk among us

i meet Chaplin Grandea on a chopper flight into a Forward camp in Quang Tin Province, He was a nice Guy and invited me to mass the next day ( so it must have been a Saturday ) next morning in the A.M we took on enemy fire. never made it to Mass. i herd the Chaplin & his assistant had been hurt. I never got to see Chaplin Grandea again, but after all these years He left an everlasting impression on me. I still think about hem from time to time.
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POSTED ON 10.23.2010

If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. Ambrosio Salazar GRANDEA, USA...who died for our country!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you,.
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POSTED ON 12.19.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ambrosio is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 6.13.2003
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8
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POSTED ON 2.21.2003
POSTED BY: Michael Robert Patterson

In Honored Remembrance Of Major Grandea.

Ambrosio Grandea was born on August 22, 1932. He became a member of the Army while in Baltimore, Maryland and attained the rank of Major (Chaplian).

On June 13, 1967 at the age of 34, Ambrosio Grandea gave his life in the service of our country in South Vietnam.

Courtsy of his niece, Beth Grandea.

Birthdate: August 22,1932
Second of seven children to Primitiva Salazar Grandea and Andres Gallenero Grandea Sr. (also buried in Arlington after serving 30 years in the army)Born in Corregidor, Phillipines
Graduate of Western Maryland College;Post graduate work done at Boston University; Student pastoral done in Cleveland and New Hampshire(Charleston).Married to Jacinta Martinez

Boxed in college at Western Maryland. Member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of Methodist Church Chaplain in the Airborne. Injured in Vietnam. Flown to Phillipines Clark Field Airforce Base Hospital where he passed away from wounds suffered. Buried in Arlington Cemetary with his mother and father.

Courtesy of Exequiel Salazar Grandea:

I want to add to my niece's description of my late brother's biography - Chaplain (Major) Ambrosio Salazar Grandea, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for Bravery and Valor when he pulled wounded soldiers to safety while under
heavy fire in Chu Lai Province. This was two weeks before he was injured by a booby trap that eventually caused him to lapse into a coma three days after the event and then to his succumbing to those injuries twenty days later in his native
land of the Philippines at Clark Air Base. The Department of Defense stated at that time that "Chaplain Grandea's weakened condition contributed to his demise."

After a few years, in November 1972, Chaplain Grandea was again honored by the Chapel of Four Chaplain's Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he was posthumously awarded the Chaplain's Gold Medallion. Attending at the ceremony were, our mother, Primitiva S. Grandea, his widow, Jacinta Martinez Grandea (now Lupton), myself and many guests, as well as the Chief of Army Chaplains. Chaplain Grandea was the 2nd of seven children born from the union of Andres G. Grandea, Sr. and Primitiva S. Grandea. I am the youngest of the 7.

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.com/asgrandea.htm
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