Photo of Robert Grove  *

Robert Grove *Robert Grove *

Photo of Robert Grove  *
School: Roosevelt Graduation Year: 1963

Year Inducted: 2015

Sports Played: Football, Track and Field

High School Honors: 3-year Track Letterman, PIL and State javelin champion 1962. 2-year Football Letterman

Post High School Career: Portland State College, 1963; Enlisted in US Marine Corps, 1964. As a Corporal he served a Mediterranean deployment and also Vietnam; received a Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Service and Republic of Vietnam medals. While on military leave, he died in a motorcycle accident, Jan. 30, 1967.

Commentary:

Our brother was always very competitive throughout his childhood. In Little League Bob met his friend and mentor Don Tague who, along with our mother, always gave him the support and encouragement that motivated him to achieve at baseball. He was an all-star in Pony League.

High school coaches Mason McCoy and Gene Desylvia had the acumen to see our brother’s potential and motivated him to succeed through discipline, dedication, and hard work. All of these attributes helped to build his character and made him strive to be a high achiever. (Provided by family.)

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