Grover J. "TOM"  Massey

Chief Master Sergeant  (Retired)  U.S. Air Force

Service Dates:  Feb '54 - Apr '92

Combat Tour (s):  Jan 26 1968 - May 28 1969 

DOB:  February 9, 1937  Lafayette, IN

Entered into Rest:  September 28, 2011  Sergeant Bluff, IA

Awards & Decorations:  

Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal w/2 Bronze Stars

Air Force Humanitarian Medal (Flight 232 Crash in Sioux City, IA)

Air Force Reserve Meritorious Medal w/7 Oak Leaf Clusters

Vietnam Service Medal w/4 Bronze Stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm

Air Force Short Tour Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Longevity Service Award w/8 Oak Leaf Clusters

Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/Hourglass, Small Arms Expert Ribbon,

Iowa Meritorious Service Medal, Iowa Commendation Medal

Iowa State Service Ribbon w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters

After 38 years of service, Tom retired in 1992 as a Chief Master Sergeant and the Aviation Maintenance Supervisor with the 185th Fighter Group.  Tom provided the design for the 185th Insignia.  After a very successful career in the 185th TFG, Tom served his community with 11 years on the Sergeant Bluff Fire Department and 23 years on the City Council, 6 of those years as Mayor.

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