Walter Brenneman Grove, Jr

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
07 May 1943 - 01 June 1968
Cary, Illinois
Panel 61W Line 001


Walter B Grove

Combat Medic

Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Walter Brenneman Grove, Jr

4 Feb 2003

Walter (Wally) Grove was a friend in the truest sense of the word.

As teenagers, we don't always appreciate that, but as adults, we hopefully have come to value that as much as life itself.

Wally was always willing to give; he gave all he had to his country, and I will remember him like that.

Wally is pictured in the photo, to the far left, with our high school hot rod club, the "Injectors" of Barrington, Illinois, in 1961.

Wally, we love you.

From a friend,
Arthur Ross Cady

06 Feb 2003


You were a great friend growing up in Tower Lakes and going through grade school and high school together. We had some real adventures. Friends are very precious to me. After 40 years the Injectors still keep in touch with each other. Art, Jim, Jeff, Jay, Fred, Bob, Lee, and I still have you in our hearts --


From a friend,
W. S. Tracy

26 Aug 2003

Dear Wally,

We were friends. We were hot-rodders. We were soldiers -- cogs in a powerful machine. I prayed long and hard that if I had a son he would not have to do what we did in Vietnam. I was blessed, and Mike and his friends were spared what you and I and our friends faced. We fought hard. The world today, somehow, is a better place today because of what we did. Memories of the good times young men have together live on, and in them is love.

From a friend,
Jay O'Laughlin

30th Arty Bronze Star 1st Cav Div
1st Bn, 30th Field Artillery, 1st Air Cavalry Division
RVN Sept. 1968 - Sept. 1969

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry, lost nine men on 01 June 1968:
  • A Company:
    • SGT Frank W. Campbell, Chilhowie, VA
    • SP4 James E. Hopkins, Lucama, NC

  • B Company:
    • SSG Cal W. Williams, Augusta, GA
    • SGT Jerry A. Campbell, Jamestown, TN
    • SP4 William F. Washington, Birmingham, AL
    • PFC Jerry J. Cole, Oakland, OR
    • PFC Martinis G. Tipton, Oklahoma City, OK

  • C Company:
    • PFC Ernest R. Taylor, Sentinel, OK
      Although SP4 Walter B. Grove was formally assigned to HQ Company, he no doubt was in the field with one of the rifle companies - but we don't know which one.

      Visit John Dennison's
      Medics on the Wall
      memorial which honors the
      Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Arthur Ross Cady
4 Feb 2003

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Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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