MORGAN K. GROOVER, JR., ENS, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: February 19, 1928
Date of death: March 11, 1951
Age: 23

Lucky Bag

1950 Groover LB.jpg

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

MORGAN KNOWLES GROOVER, JR.

Tempe, Arizona

Straight from the great Southwest and proud of it, The Mex matriculated at Navy after a year at the University of Arizona. A natural brain, he managed to triumph over his studies and also have plenty of time for good music and bridge, not to mention the dragging of beautiful women—to which he devoted most of his week ends. Afternoons usually found him giving his all for the company basketball team or enjoying a friendly bull session with the Radiator Squad. Easygoing, with his slow drawl and quick sense of humor, Morgan soon made himself a popular member of his company. His agreeable personality and his ability to mix well assure him success in his career.

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Morgan was living in Tempe, AZ when he entered the service and served aboard the heavy cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA 73).

He and five other seamen were listed as Missing in Action, when the whaleboat they were in disappeared in Inchon Harbor, South Korea on March 11, 1951.

Ensign Groover was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Note: Parents were Morgan K. and Geraldine Groover.


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