Good Afternoon Michael! Thanks for your response to my inquiry.
The information you asked for is as follows:
Colonel Gribbin was the Commanding Officer of VMF-122 when he was involved in a unfortunate flight line accident. The Colonel was in a coma for almost a year in Florida before passing away. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea, and the Colonel was awarded the Navy Cross in World War II.
I hope this information will be of help to you. Thanks again for your help. I remain.
Charles M. Lyons
Gribbin, Thomas A. – Second Lieutenant, U.S.M.C.) – Navy Cross – WWII
GRIBBIN, THOMAS A
- LT COL USMC
- DATE OF BIRTH: 01/26/1924
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/20/1963
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1325 NS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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