Grenier, Philip S.
Army

Philip S. Grenier from Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester county.

Service era: Grenada
Schools: St. Johns High, Worcester graduate.

Date of death: Thursday, October 27, 1983
Death details: Died when the helicopter he was in was struck by small arms fire and crashed.

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, U.S. Mountain Ranger Association

Ritz, Michael F.
Army Captain

Michael F. Ritz, age 28, from Petersburg, Virginia, Petersburg county.

Parents: Robert Ritz

Service era: Grenada

Date of death: Wednesday, October 26, 1983
Cemetery: Fort Bragg Post, North Carolina.

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, Department of Veterans Affairs, UPI, Assocaited Press (1983)

Lucas, Keith J.
Army Captain

Keith J. Lucas, age 26, from Granite city, Missouri, Worth county.

Parents: Stanley Lucas

Service era: Grenada
Schools: Granite City North High (1979)

Date of death: Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National; St. Louis, Missouri

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, Department of Veterans Affairs

Scharver, Jeffrey Richard
Marines 1st lieutenant

Jeffrey Richard Scharver, age 25, from Canton, Ohio, Stark county.

Spouse: Patty (Holmes)

Service era: Grenada

Date of death: Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Cemetery: Forest Chapel in Barrington, Rhode Island

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, Leatherneck, Department of Veterans Affairs, findagrave.com

Seagle, Jeb Franklin
Marines Captain

Jeb Franklin Seagle from Lincolnton, North Carolina, Lincoln county.

Service era: Grenada
Schools: Lincolnton High (1972), Apppalachian State University (1976)

Date of death: Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Death details: Seagle was on a flying mission above Grenada when the plane was shot down behind enemy lines. Seagle was killed as he provided time for others to be rescued.
Cemetery: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vale, North Carolina

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, The Carolina Scoop, Charlotte News (1983), findagrave.com

Giguere, John P.
Marines Major

John P. Giguere, age 33, from Jacksonville, North Carolina, Onslow county.

Service era: Grenada
Schools: Peninsula Catholic High

Date of death: Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Death details: Silver Star citation: The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain John Patrick Giguere, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as an Attack Helicopter Commander of the AH-1T (TOW) Cobra Attack Helicopter in Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE (HMM-261), Twenty-Second Marine Amphibious Unit conducting combat operations on the Island of Grenada in support of Operation URGENT FURY, on 25 October 1983. While conducting an armed reconnaissance mission in support of ground forces, Captain Giguere’s wingman was hit by multiple anti-aircraft artillery projectiles and forced down behind enemy lines. With full knowledge of their vulnerability as a single aircraft without a wingman’s protective cover and with total disregard for their own safety, Captain Giguere and his Co-Pilot exposed their aircraft to heavy anti-aircraft artillery fire while engaging enemy ground forces and preventing the certain capture of the helpless and gravely wounded crew. Requesting assistance from a rescue aircraft and organizing the rescue attempt, Captain Giguere and his Co-Pilot fearlessly continued to engage the anti-aircraft emplacements that encircled the zone protecting the more vulnerable rescue aircraft and buying enough time to effect a successful rescue. Purposely remaining behind until the rescue aircraft could escape the enemy fire, Captain Giguere sacrificed his life after a gallant struggle so that others might live. By his extraordinary courage, uncommon valor, and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of danger, Captain Giguere reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Cemetery: Quantico National; Triangle, Virginia

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Times, Newport News Daily Press (1983)

Maynard, Marlin Roy
Army Specialist 4

Marlin Roy Maynard, age 27, from Altus, Arkansas, Franklin county.

Spouse: None

Service era: Grenada
Schools: Victor Valley High

Date of death: Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Death details: Died when his Jeep ran into an enemy ambush. Killed were Randy E. Cline, Mark A. Rademacher, Marlin R. Maynard, Russell L. Robinson
Cemetery: Ft. Smith National; Fort Smith, Arkansas

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, Department of Veterans Affairs, Savannah Morning News

Cline, Randy E.
Army Sergeant

Randy E. Cline, age 28, from Cloverdale, Indiana, Putnam county.

Spouse: Married (pregnant at time of death).

Service era: Grenada

Date of death: Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Death details: Died when his Jeep ran into an enemy ambush. Killed were Randy E. Cline, Mark A. Rademacher, Marlin R. Maynard, Russell L. Robinson
Cemetery: Walnut Chapel, Cloverdale

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, Department of Veterans Affairs, Savannah Morning News, findagrave.com, Indianapolis News (1983)

Robinson, Russell L.
Army Private 1st class

Russell L. Robinson, age 22, from Harpers Ferry, Iowa, Allamakee county.

Service era: Grenada

Date of death: Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Death details: Died when his Jeep ran into an enemy ambush. Killed were Randy E. Cline, Mark A. Rademacher, Marlin R. Maynard, Russell L. Robinson

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, Department of Veterans Affairs, Savannah Morning News, LaCrosse Tribune (1983)

Rademacher, Mark A.
Army Sergeant

Mark A. Rademacher, age 20, from East Aurora, New York, Erie county.

Parents: Francis Rademacher

Service era: Grenada

Date of death: Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Death details: Died when his Jeep ran into an enemy ambush. Killed were Randy E. Cline, Mark A. Rademacher, Marlin R. Maynard, Russell L. Robinson

Source: White House Commission on Remembrance, Department of Veterans Affairs, Savannah Morning News, New York Daily News (1983)