Don Gransback

[10 SEP 1931 - K1 - 20600 - 5 JUN 2015]

Don Gransback Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



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Don Gransback funeral service
[West Point Old Chapel - JUN 2017]



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Don Gransback Ashes
[West Point Columbarium - JUN 2017]



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Bernice Gransback and sons Steve, Greg and Deryck
[West Point Old Chapel - JUN 2017]



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??? - Gransback
[c2007]



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Gransback''s and ?
[c2006]



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? and Don Gransback
[c2006]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Don and Bernice Gransback
[c2003]



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Gransback's
[c2003]



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Gransback's
[c2003]



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Gransback's
[c2003]



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McCloskey's - Reid - Gransback -
Pemberton - Wayne Smith [c2001]



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Roades - Gransback - Wayne Smith -
McCloskey's - Pemberton - Reid [c2001]



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Berniece and Don Gransback
[c1993]



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Bernice and Don Gransback
[c1992]



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Eck Hayes - Joanne and John Lovell -
Berniece and Don Gransback [1988]



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Hay's - Schick's - Gransback's - Graham's - ?
[Hawaii Potluck Mini - c 1985]



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'55 1st Reg't Staff: Schick - Graham - Gransback
[Hawaii Potluck Mini - c 1985]



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? - Gransback - Black -
Dunaway - Carpenter - ? [c1981]



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Gransback - ? - Kennebeck - Mike Brown
[Korea FD - 1979]



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K-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Skaff - Raynal - Joe Franklin - Rich Miller - Knieriem - Wayne Smith - Law - 2nd Row: Torrence (CO) - Steinman - Napier - Brunstein - McWilliams - 3rd Row: Guthrie - Hock - Livesay - Pettet - Ed Anderson - 4th Row: Jerry Hawkins - Funkhouser - Fleming (Absent: Gransback)



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Don Gransback, Todd Graham, Bill Wilcox,
John Schick [1955]



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C Johnson - Gransback - Wilcox - Schick -
T Graham - Domeck [1st Regt Staff]



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1953 Goat Team
[Goats 13 - Engineers 7]

2nd Row: ? - Major 'Irregardless' Smith - Stern - ? - Herren - Coleman - Dilts x55 - Wilkinson - Patton - Doyle - McGrevey - Ewing - ? - Strati - ? - C. Martin - ? - Steinman - Lowry - John Miller - West - Gunderson - Quinn - Whittaker - Napier - Pace - Nidever - 1st Row: Hall - Greer - Trobaugh - Woodruff x55 - Auger - Gransback - Nichols - W. Smith - George Smith x55 - C. Johnson



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Gransback - Steinman - Guthrie - ?
[c1952]



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Charles and Don Gransback
[c1952]



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2015 AOG Online Register
(Updated JUL 2019)

Donald H. Gransback Cullum No: 20600 Class of: 1955 Born: PA Appointment: Branch: Inf Date of Death: June 5, 2015 History: 20600 Donald Haines Gransback B-PA: Inf: 5Inf & 22Inf 56-58: 26Inf & 28Inf Ger 58-61: TIS 62: Tac USMA & USNA 62-65: RgrCmd HqMACV 65-66 [2BSM-CI]: ODCSOPS HqDA 67-69: CO 4/30Inf 69-70 [MSM]: 25Div RVN 70-71 [LM]: ODCSO DA 71-73 [MSM]: AWC 74: MPA Pennsylvania State University 74: ODCSO DA 74-76 [MSM]: HqTECOM 77-79: 8Ar Kor 79-80: HqTRADOC 80-82: HqCINCPAC 83-85 [LM]: Ret 85 COL: Chief Ops StateCvlDef HI 85-Ret 95: D - Honolulu, HI 5Jun15 a-83

Register Glossary


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Donald Haines Gransback

Donald Haines Gransback was born on 10 September 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and appointed to West Point by Senator Martin of Pennsylvania. He entered on 3 July 1951, was in Company K 1 and played football and hockey his Fourth Class year. He was a Corporal his Second class year and a Captain his First Class Year. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in the Infantry.


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OCT 2015: Deryck Gransback (son) advises that they didn't do an obituary for Don, and sends these two recent pictures in remembrance of Don:


Deryck pays tribute to Don at
Deryck's retiremant ceremony



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Deryck giving his last salute to Don,
whose ashes are in the urn



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Don Gransback
Tribute

Don Gransback's true and only calling was soldiering. He achieved his dream to attend West Point and soldiered as an United States Army officer for more than thirty years. He met the love of his life in his hometown of Philadelphia, married her in the West Point Cadet Chapel and later baptized their three sons there.

As a "trained killer" he wore his Combat Infantryman's Badge with pride, but he was a sentimental romantic at heart nonetheless. Dad inscribed our Mom's wedding ring with the Greek refrain Zoe mou sas agapo / "My life, I love you!" taken from Lord Byron's poem "Maid of Athens, Ere We Part."

He loved people, hated crowds and always over tipped. With family and friends, he enjoyed telling and retelling stories. Over the years his old soldier stories from Ranger School, Germany, and Vietnam lost and gained details as his hearing and short term memory faded.

The Lord was kind and merciful to our Dad when he called him home. Dad didn't linger long or suffer much, and the Tripler hospital staff was a captured audience for a few last stories. He died with three generations of loving family members with him in Honolulu.

We love you Dad

Steve, Greg and Deryck


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Bernice E. Gransback

19 FEB 1929 - 19 JAN 2021

Deryck Gransback (Don and Bernice's son) advises that Bernice died on January 19, 2021. She was taken to the hospital, on the Tuesday prior to the 19th, with chest pains and shortness of breath. Two stents were placed and she was released to a long term facility the day of the 19th. After this transfer, Bernice became confused and also developed more shortness of breath. She left this world that night.

Deryck Gransback
20 January 2021


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