Robert Elwin Griffith
Lt. Griffith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Griffith of Big! Spring. Details concerning the death; were lacking, but he was killed in combat at 5 p.m. March 3. Indications were that an enemy force attempted to over-run the position which his company was holding. Only recently he had been decorated with the Silver Star and Purple Heart for courage and gallantry in going to the rescue of a fallen comrade at An Khe Dec. 20. He also held another of the nation's decorations decorations of valor, the Bronze Star. Lt. Wayne Griffith, a pilot at Reese AFB, will go to the West Coast this weekend and will accompany accompany the body to Big Spring for the funeral in the Eleventh an£ Birdwcll Church of Christ are pending e Funeral Home. Other survivors include his •widow, Linda; and his grandfathers, grandfathers, Elwyn Earwood of Uvalde and Robert E. Griffith of Stnnton.