John Groff

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Birthday
14, 1890
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 2, 1990 (100)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1890
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 2, 1990 (100)

About

Decorated American Brigadier General who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1912-1946. He fought in both World War I and World War II.

Before Fame

At the start of his military career, he served in both Mexico and Haiti, taking part in the U.S. Occupations of Velacruz and Port-au-Prince.

Trivia

For his service in World War I, he received numerous military honors, including the Purple Heart, the Silver Star, and the Distinguished Service Cross.

Family Life

He grew up in Syracuse, New York. He died in Oceanside, California just a few months shy of his 101st birthday.

Associated With

He and Lou Diamond both served in the U.S. Marine Corps during both World Wars.