Bandstand Flag Notice: October 2021

Michael Lee Grim

Michael Lee Grim

Michael Lee Grim

February 27, 1944 – September 29, 2020

The United States Army

The flag flying over the bandstand during October is in honor of Michael Lee Grim.

Mike began Army basic training at Ft. Bliss, Texas, in February 1967; and completed his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in helicopter maintenance at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. After a short time at home, Mike left for Vietnam in July 1967. When he arrived in Saigon, he was assigned to a Chinook helicopter company in the First Air Cavalry Division. His destination was Ahn Khe in the central highlands. After about five months, his company moved north to Red Beach on the coast. His company later moved north to Quang Tre Province, where they supported Marines near the border with North Vietnam. Mike served as clerk of maintenance during his time in Vietnam. He returned home in July 1968.

He finished his service commitment in Ft. Carson, Colorado, where his job was fitting Huey helicopters with high-tech armaments in preparation for shipment to Vietnam. He completed his service commitment on Valentine’s Day, 1969.

Mike enjoyed a long career in banking, beginning with Iowa State Bank (Des Moines) and the last 14 years with the Eddyville branch of First Iowa State Bank (Albia).

Contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or on the Contact-Us-Link if you are interested in honoring a deceased veteran with the flag above the bandstand.

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