Robert Elwin Griffith
Lt. Griffith Rites Today in B'Spring BIG SPRING (RNS)-Funeral for 1st Lt Robert E. Griffilh, who died In combat March 5 in Vietnam, wll be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ihe lllh Place and Uirdwell Une Church of Christ. Air Force Base in Lubbock. Service personnel informed Ihc lieutenant's wife, Linda, Ihe native Big Spring man apparently killed when an enemy force attempted Richard Williams o[ Altus,[overrun the position which his Okla., will officiate assisted hy I.loyd Callon, minister of Ihe church, liurial will be in Trinity Memorial Park wilh full military rites and a guard of honor. Mayor Arnold Marshall lias Issued a proclamation calling (or all flags In Big Spring to be llown at half-staff Friday. He joined in Ihe request by Dr Ilalvard T. Hansen, commander of Ihe local American Legion Post. Tlic body was flown here from the West Coast and arrived at midnight Thursday night. K was escorted here by his brother, U. .Wayne GritfiUi. a pilot al Reese company was holding. Esacl details of his doalh were not disclosed. Lt. Griffith had recently received Ihe Purple Heart and Silver Star for courage ant gallantry in action. He was stationed wilh. Company A, Battalion, 8lh Jnfanlry, 4th Infantry Division. Previous Award.; included Ihc Bronze Star. Survivors include his wife; son, Wesley J. Griffith, months; brother; his h i s parents; his grandfathers Elwyn Earwood of Uvalde ant Robert E. Griffith uf Stanlon; /our uncles and Iwo aunts.