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Gilbert Nathan Griffith

  • Birth 17 Aug 1920 Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 11 Nov 1983 El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA
  • Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Plot MW 129
  • Memorial ID 7217988

WW II US Navy Veteran and Inventor. He served in the US Navy Seabees as a Electrician's Mate First Class during WW II. Saw action in both the Asian and European theaters of the war. He received the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Combat Ribbon, Navy Unit Citation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Asian-Pacific Medal, European Medal, WW II Victory Medal and the WW II Veteran Pin. He was a General Electrical Contractor after the the war and his invention the Tri-Tap Tool was issued patent number 434772 from the US Patent Office, on June 7, 1954. The Tri-Tap Tool, which is a multi center tap drill-threading device, is used in manufacturing, construction and general domestic use to this day.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 27 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7217988
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilbert Nathan Griffith (17 Aug 1920–11 Nov 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7217988, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .