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View a eulogy for Michael Francis Grisafe, USMA '66, who passed away on June 6, 1969.

Michael Francis Grisafe

West Point, 1966

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Lawrence A. Hagemann on September 28, 2010:

Mike Grisafe and I were friends long before he joined the military. We were "best buds" in the few years that I knew him in Peoria, IL...grade school. My memory of him is of a very spirited and energetic 4th grader who was very excited about life. Of the very few 8mm recordings I have of that time, he is in most of them! Three of us were buddies. The other member of the group, Fr. Bill Carpenter, died last year of a heart attack. Of the group of three from this era, only I am left. My memories of Mike are from a long time ago, long before he became the man and gentleman recognized by his fellow servicemen. He died in support of our country in a war that was horribly supported back home. I remember him and stop by the memorial in DC whenever I get to the area. May he rest in eternal peace.

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