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Judge John Berkley Grimball
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1914
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1991
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

Grimball was a 1935 graduate of the College of Charleston and a graduate of the Virginia Law school in 1939. From 1957 to 1960 he was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and was appointed a circuit court judge in 1960 serving until he retired in 1983. In 1945 Grimball participated in the capture of the Remagen bridge across the Rhine River into Germany. He was a 1st Lieutenant and led the first tank platoon to reach the bridge. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for his part in the capture of the bridge. In addition to the Distinguished Service Cross he was also a recipient of the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the Battle of the Bulge. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Heyward Grimball (1886 - 1964)
  Panchita Heyward Grimball (1886 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Gordon Belser Grimball (1916 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Berkley Grimball (1914 - 1991)
  William Heyward Grimball (1917 - 1999)*
  Frances Grimball Gaud (1919 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Memorial Gardens
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Nov 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80372777
Judge John Berkley Grimball
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Judge John Berkley Grimball
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Judge John Berkley Grimball
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Thank you for your service and the sacrifices you made to protect our country.
- Saratoga
 Added: May. 10, 2012
 
 
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