LTC Wilmer N. Grubb Laid to Rest
Mrs. Evelyn Grubb, of Colonial Heights, Va., left, follows her husband Wilmer’s coffin at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, April 4, 1974, Washington, D.C. Col. Grubb's name was released by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam as one of the prisoners of war who died in captivity. Mrs. Grubb holds the hands of two of her sons, Roy, 7, right, and Stephen, 10. The rest of the group is unidentified. [Image from kichbu.multiply.com]
Thank You For Your Service
I also came across a very nice article (url below) written by one of his childhood friends. His story is heartwarming, and made me very proud to have worn his bracelet. I felt like I had finally met Col. Grubb, or 'Nugie' as his friend called him.
I was also quite impressed by his Mother's fierce passion to discover the truth, and her activism in pushing the government for answers. She seemed quite a spirited lady.
My Dad was USAF, a pilot, and spent three tours over SE Asia. He gave me your bracelet, and every night I prayed for his and your safe return. Dad lost his battle with cancer in 2003; I imagine that you and my Dad, Col. Lewis U. Green, have some stories to share.
'Since the first fallen Minuteman stained Lexington Green with patriot's blood 235 years ago, hundreds of thousands have followed in service. Over the centuries, their uniforms and names have changed but their patriotism and bravery have remained the envy of kings and the scourge of our enemies.' We deeply appreciate your courage and service to our country. God bless you all.