Jan. 6, 1929 McLoud Pottawatomie County Oklahoma, USA
Jun. 26, 1979 Lawton Comanche County Oklahoma, USA
Eugene Stanley Grubaugh was born in 1929 in Oklahoma to William Franklin Grubaugh and Clara Dee Nelson. He was the 4th of their 6 children. He spent his youth in Pottawatomie County, OK and married Ella Lee Bond there on 1 May 1948. They had two children, Stanley Eugene Grubaugh and Beverly Kay Grubaugh. Eugene spent much of life in military service and his military history is document below by his son, Stan. Eugene died in 1979 and Ella married William Delbert "Shorty" Rakestraw on 15 May 1990 in Las Vegas, Clark County, NV. Ella died in 1999.
The following mention of Eugene Stanley's military service comes directly from his son, Stanley Eugene Grubaugh. "Dad enlisted in the Navy toward the end of WWII in 1946 and served as part of the Naval Occupation Forces in the Pacific. After the war, he returned to Shawnee, Oklahoma as a civilian. After the birth of Kaye in 1950, however, he was recalled to active duty in the Korean Conflict. He was forward deployed on the USS Choure, ARS-1. After Korea, he remained on active duty and retired in 1968. He and his son Stan were on active duty in 1968 at the same time. He was a WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Veteran. He served on carriers USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), USS Hornet (CVS-12), USS Guam (LPH-9), CVAW-111 Det "G", NAS Moffett Field, San Jose CA, NAS North Island, Coronado CA, VF-121 NAS Miramar, San Diego, CA, HS-8, NAAS Ream Field, Imperial Beach, CA, VF-101, NAS Boca Chica, Key West, FL, NAS Memphis, Millington, TN, NAS Norman, Norman, OK, NAS Hutcheson, Hutcheson, KS, and NS Norfolk, VA. He flew as aircrew on the P-5M Marlin, P-2V Coastal Patrol Bomber, P-2V(7) Neptune Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Aircraft, W2-F "Willie Fudd" AEW Aircraft, E-2C Hockeye AEW Aircraft, and the SH-3a Sea King Helicopter."
Death notice: Daily Oklahoman, Jun 29, 1979 Grubaugh, Eugene, age 50, Route 1, Elgin Services, Friday - 1 pm. Burial - Tecumseh Mission Cemetery