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Michael Garnett McGrady (#47503330)
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Bio Photo I was born in Crooked Oak, a small farming community near Hillsville, Carroll County, Va in 1935. I was the youngest of eight children, four boys and four girls, born to Delmon McGrady and Ura Princess Dickerson McGrady. My father owned a large farm and also owned and operated a popular country "general merchandise" store in the community./// I attended Crooked Oak Elementary, Laurel Fork Junior High, and Hillsville High. I graduated from Emory and Henry College in the spring of 1955./// I met my wife, Shirley York, at the movies in Hillsville in the summer of 1955 and married her in 1956.///I Served in the United States Marine Corps from 1955 to 1976. Served in the Vietnam Conflict with the First Marine Division./// I had two children, Patrick and Sheila during my early Marine Corps career./// After 21 years of faithful service, and sharing the names of Leatherneck, Devil Dog, and Jarhead with the thousands before me I retired in 1976 at the age of 41./// I spent the next 25 years in the real estate business in Northern Virginia, in sales and in management positions. I retired from real estate while affiliated with RE/MAX in 2000./// In 2010 I became seriously interested in my family genealogy and history, and have learned that findagrave.com is remarkably helpful. ///My son, Patrick, who was a Cemetery Representative with the Veterans' Administration at the Quantico National Cemetery, near the Quantico Marine Corps Base, introduced me to FINDAGRAVE.///In June 2013, Patrick was hired by the Department of the Army to be a Cemetery Representative at the Arlington National Cemetery. He also finds that FINDAGRAVE is a big asset in his day to day work.
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Linda Ellington
RE: Do I know you
Sorry no I am not, I born and raised in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
Added by Linda Ellington on Sep 15, 2014 3:30 PM
Ron Stewart
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Mike,

Thank you for your military service.

Ron Stewart
US Army retired
1970-1996
Added by Ron Stewart on Aug 26, 2012 1:06 PM
 

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