Spec Thomas Jackson Grindstaff

Spec Thomas Jackson Grindstaff

Birth
Blount County, Tennessee, USA
Death 21 Mar 1969 (aged 23)
Tân An, Long An, Vietnam
Burial Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 54132532 · View Source
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Thomas Jackson Grindstaff was born February 10, 1946, the son of Thomas and Pearl Grindstaff. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

Spec 5 Thomas J. Grindstaff enlisted in the Army in July 1964 and took basic training at Fort Gordon, GA., was in the 82nd Airborne Division, serving with the Headquarters Company of the First Battalion of the 505th Infantry. He had served in Germany before going to Vietnam and his tour in Vietnam began June 5, 1968.

Spec 5 Grindstaff was a Medical Specialist and was driving an ambulance when it was attacked by enemy forces. The vehicle exploded resulting in his death near Hua Nghia, South Vietnam on March 21, 1969.

Thomas was married to Patricia Ann Potts in Bexar County, Texas, and had two daughters, Bridget and Billie Jo. He was also survived by mother, Mrs. James A. Pearl Presley, sisters, Mrs. Frank Myers, Mrs. Bob Glenda Shields, Mrs. Buddy Miller, and Mrs. Thomas O. Thomas, and brother, James Presley, Jr.

He was returned to Pinellas Park, FL, and funeral services were held April 4, 1969. He was laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery, Pinellas Park with full military honors at the graveside.



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  • Created by: Jeff Berry
  • Added: 26 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54132532
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Thomas Jackson Grindstaff (10 Feb 1946–21 Mar 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54132532, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Berry (contributor 46842114) .