Rick Grant

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1966 USS Kearsarge Cruisebook photo 1967-8 USS Kearsarge Cruisebook photo, L-R: Linsky, Larry Wahl, Rick Grant, Dave Weighton (in cap) Rick at the 2009 Reunion
     
Awarded the Air Medal for the rescue of Lt E. L. Foss, USN, 24 July 1966
Read After Action Report for the 24 July 1966 rescue Read HS-6 rescue synopsis for the 24 July 1966 rescue

 

Awarded the Air Medal for the rescue of Lt(jg) Cody Balesteri, USN, 11 August 1966

Read rescue synopsis - for the 11 August 1966 Rescue

 
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Read more about the rescue of Lt(jg) Balesteri as described in "Leave No Man Behind - the Saga of Combat Search and Rescue" by George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips. This excerpt used with the gracious permission of the authors. The book can be ordered from Amazon.com and many other book sellers.

 

   
See rescue entry for the 13 August Rescue of Lcdr Norman S. Levy, USN
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Read more about the rescue of Lcdr Levy as described in "Leave No Man Behind - the Saga of Combat Search and Rescue" by George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips. This excerpt used with the gracious permission of the authors. The book can be ordered from Amazon.com and many other book sellers.

 

Read rescue synopsis for the 24 October 1966 rescue Read Air Medal Citation for the 24 October 1966 rescue

See rescue entry for the 26 October 1967 rescue

Skipper Vermilya and XO Lockwood pose with the NAAS Ream Field Football League Champions prior to the 1966 cruise - Rick is in the center of the front row SAR crew L-R: Rick, Harley Olsen, Royce Roberts, Gary Smith and Don Nichols stand in front of Big Mutha IV in August 1966 Cutting the cake after a successful SAR Det in 1966 - L-R: Don Nichols, Rick, Jim Petrovich, Bob Wildman, Bill Waechter and XO Warren Lockwood
     
W.P. Mathews, Rick and Billy Moseman - Presidential Support Detachment - October 1966 Rick, Rick Risher and Mike Tierney during the 1967-8 cruise Jim Rooney and Rick head off on Liberty in Japan during the 1967-8 cruise
     
Let the good times roll! L-R: Mike Tierney, Vern Von Sydow, Paul Thorpe, Rick and Ollie Donelan Vern Von Sydow, Rick, Mike Tierney and Ollie Donelan Mike Tierney and Rick pay homage as Vern Von Sydow is crowned the Belly Whomping Champ
     
Christmas 1967, L-R: Dave Weighton, Mike Tierney, Elyse and Rick, Jim Rooney, Rich Keenan, Dave Grossglass and Vern Von Sydow enjoy Christmas dinner at Sasebo O Club Snoopy takes note of Rick's prowess as a SAR pilot - all you have to do is fly along and have them drop out of the sky around you according to Rick
     
Sea of Japan - February/March 1967 after USS Pueblo was seized
L-R: Dave Grossglass, Rick, Dick Lynas and  Jim Hall L-R: Jim Hall, Dave Grossglass, Don Sanborn and Rick
   
Mike Tierney & Rick Grant Cold weather attire includes a beard!
   
 

Vern and Gail Von Sydow say goodbye to Rick & Elyse in 1984 after he completes his tour as CO of HS-10

 

Updated: 08/22/14