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Grey Beret Association
Hall of fame Member #01

Colonel Keith R. Grimes, U.S. Air Force

Air Commando Hall of Fame Inductee - 1996

Master Parachutist
Bronze Star with V - Legion of Merit - Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC)
Joint Service Commendation Medal - Air Force Commendation Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1 SBS) - Vietnam Service Medal (1 SBS)

1st Commander - Commando Combat Weather Team
Service in Dominican Republic, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia
Forward Air Controller in Laos
Planner - Son Tay Raid

10th Weather Squadron

Author - Small Force, Big Impact: The Strategic Value of WWII Raiding Forces

GBA Fallen Member - Lost on an Active Duty training mission,  14 Sep 1977

Special Operations Assignments
1st Air Commando Wing Air Command and Staff College
HQ, Military Airlift Command

Commando Combat Weather Team

Special Operations Curriculum
Operations and Plans (XOZ)

Colonel Keith Grimes is a legend within the Air Commando and AFSOC communities.

One of the first on the ground in Laos, he served as a ground forward air controller and proved his worth in combat.

With the credibility he earned, he proceeded to develop and build an intelligence net for weather data which allowed for greater support to both ground attack missions in Laos, and to bombing missions flown from Thailand to North Vietnam.

Keith R. Grimes

Colonel, U.S. Air Force

PHOTOS - Click to see the larger version

ARTICLES - Click to see the larger version

ORAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Click to see the larger version

This is a very large document totaling 352 pages - Each thumbnail is linked to a .pdf file of multiple pages

Grimes Autobiography Part 1
Grimes Autobiography Part 2
Grimes Autobiography Part 3
Grimes Autobiography Part 4
Grimes Autobiography Part 5

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