STEPHEN H GRAVROCK
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

STEPHEN HOWARD GRAVROCK

WALL NAME

STEPHEN H GRAVROCK

PANEL / LINE

1W/58

DATE OF BIRTH

10/02/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/23/1972

HOME OF RECORD

FULLERTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Orange County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEPHEN HOWARD GRAVROCK
POSTED ON 1.22.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Stephen Gravrock,
Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. 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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POSTED ON 10.20.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of 1LT Stephen H. Gravrock

Final Mission of 1LT Stephen H. Gravrock
The Battle of An Loc (April 13, 1972 – July 20, 1972) was a major battle of the Vietnam War that lasted for 66 days and culminated in a decisive victory for South Vietnam. In many ways, the struggle for An Loc in 1972 was an important battle of the war, as South Vietnamese forces halted the North Vietnamese advance towards Saigon. The siege of An Loc was officially declared to be over on June 18th but the area was still heavily infiltrated by NVA troops. During a dusk close air support mission at An Loc, 1LT Stephen H. Gravrock from 8th Special Operations Squadron, 377th Air Base Wing (377 ABW), was flying a Cessna A-37 Dragonfly in support of ARVN troops. He was about to drop a load of napalm when his aircraft was hit by ground fire and crashed before he could eject. [Source memwall.usafalibrary.com]
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POSTED ON 7.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Stephen Howard Gravrock, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 4.18.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Stephen is buried at United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County,CO.
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POSTED ON 12.2.2009
POSTED BY: Col. John Marshall, USAF(Ret)

Squadronmate and Friend

We were both pilots in the 8th SOS, I was flying on Grock's wing when he was shot down supporting a Vietnamese Army unit with American advisors. I've flown fighters in two wars, this was the worst day of my 27 year flying career by far. He was a great pilot and an even better guy. Cheers,

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