More detail on this person: Taps for Special Operations Association Member 3122-GA, John W. Grow Sr. Grow, John W Sr, USA, Major Ret, Flight Class 66-15; RVN: 66-67 155 AHC, 67 HHC/52 CAB, 69-70 166 AMD John W Grow died November 20, 2020, at home in North Richland Hills, Texas. He was born March 5, 1937 in Bremerton, Washington. He enlisted for four years in 1954. He worked in the insurance business until 1965 when he enlisted to attend flight school. After his first tour in RVN he received a direct commission to second lieutenant. He served first as a pilot, then as a contract manager. During one of his RVN tours he was a gunship pilot with the 155th AHC and supported SOG operations out of FOB 2, Kontum. After retiring from the Army he worked as a contract manager for JRC and Bell Helicopter. Upon retiring from Bell he opened a successful custom picture framing busines, a job he loved for the creativity. Another retirement gave him time to be with family and travel. He battled lung cancer the last year of his life. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gretchen.
Burial information: Cremated
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Date posted on this site: 11/26/2021
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