Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 22, 1948 · Page 17
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

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Grummon Ends 30 Years of Service in National Guard Probably the longest period of continuous national guard service of anyone in Mason City was terminated Wednesday when Lt. Col. Stuart N. Grummon, chemical officer of the 34th infantry division, was promoted to colonel and placed on the "roll of retired officers." This action was necessitated by his having reached the maximum statutory age in grade and no va- • cancies in a higher grade existing, according to an order issued by Brig. Gen. Charles H. Grahl, adjutant general of Iowa. first Armory in Kirk Basement Colonel Grummon first enlisted in Company A, 56th Iowa infantry, in June, 1914, when the national guard was purely a state force and there was no pay for armory drills. At that time the , basement of the Kirk apartment building served as the armory and most of the drilling was done on the street in that vicinity. Ora . W. Garman, a former Mason City druggist, was company commander and Brig. Gen. Hanford Mac- Nider was first lieutenant of the organization. During his nearly 30 years of service, Colonel Grummon has seen the national guard develop into a federal force with the minimum pay $2.50 for each armory drill. Helped Organize Company D In the fall of 1914 he was one of the organizers of Company D, 2nd Iowa infantry, of which Capt. J. McKee Heffner was company commander and H. W. Odle was 'first lieutenant. Colonel Grummon served as first sergeant of this organization during its 9 month tour of duty on the Mexican border in 1916-17. During World war I he served as an instructor in the infantry at Central Officers Training School at Camp Pike, Ark. He was discharged in December, 1918, and remained out of the service until August, 1923, when he re-enlisted and was made first sergeant of Company H, 133rd infantry. Early in 1924 he was active in the organization of Company F, 133rd infantry, of which Lt. Col. Lowell L. Forbes was the commanding officer. In March, 1924, Colonel Grummon was appointed . first lieutenant of that organization and served in that capacity • until Jtily, 1925, when he was promoted to captain .gnd assigned as plans and training officer on the regimental staff. Becomes Chemical Officer In 1931 he was assigned to command Company H and continued , in that capacity until the mobilization in February, 1941. He left the 34th division in October, 1941, and was promoted to major and assigned as assistant chemical officer at 3rd army headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel and assigned as chemical officer of the 69th infantry division upon its activation at Camp Shelby, Miss., in March, 1943, and served with that division throughout the war in the states and in the ETO. While on terminal leave in December, 1945, he was promoted to colonel, chemical corps reserve, vacating this commission to accept assignment as 34th division chemical officer from which position he is now being retired. He is a graduate of 2 courses at the infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga., 3 courses at the chemical corps school at Edgewood Arsenal, Md., and of the command and general staff school at Fort Leavenworth, Kans. Among deceratioris he has received are the bronze star, the 25 year national guard service medal, the Mexican border ribbon, the American defense ribbon the ETO ribbon with 3 battle stars, the occupation ribbon anc victory ribbons for both World wars. "Loyal and Faithful Service" General Grahl in notifying Colonel Grummon of his retiremem expressed regret that the local officer had reached the age where he could no longer continue in his present grade in the active * * COL. STUART N. GRTJMMON —Retired With Promotion national guard and the fact that :here was no vacancy in the grade of colonel to which he could be appointed. "I cannot find words to express :he sincere and genuine appreciation I feel for the splendid support and co-operation you have always given me, personally," General rahl wrote. "I have enjoyed far more than I can express our association in the Iowa national guard. "Officially, I wish to express appreciation on behalf of the state of Iowa for the many years of loyal and faithful service you have given the state and nation. I know it must be a source of satisfaction to you to have given so freely of your time and effort at what, I know, has been considerable sacrifice on the part of you and Helene (Mrs. Grummon). You have every reason to be tremendously proud of the military record you have made." Colonel Grummon Is general agent for north central Iowa for the Franklin Life Insurance company of Springfield, 111. 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