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Herbert J. Grassie, American naval officer. Awarded Bronze Star (with 1 star for second award), Legion of Merit, World War I Victory Medal (with 1 star and transport clasp), American Defense Ribbon (1 star), American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon (with 4 stars), World World War II Victory Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Member of the United States Naval Institute, American Legion.; Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington).


Grassie, Herbert J. was born on December 12, 1894 in Cohasset, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Jason and Caroline Elizabeth (Neagle) Grassie.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1916. Student Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1923-1924.


1 son, Herbert John. Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1916, and advanced through grades to commodore, 1945. Served on transports and destroyers, World War I, on gunboats, Asiatic waters, 1924-1926. Instructor, department seamanship and navigation, United States Naval Academy, 1931-1934.

Commander destroyers, United States Ship Humphreys and McDonough, 1935-1937. In Navy Department, Washington, 1937-1940, 1942-1944. Executive officer, United States Ship Nevada, 1940-1941.

Commander attack transport, United States Ship J. Franklin Bell, 1941-1942. Commander, United States Ship Idaho, at Guam, Pellieu, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, 1944-1945. Commander, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, 1945-1949, retired as rear admiral, 1949.

President Lewis College of Science and Tehcnology 1949-1954.


Member of the United States Naval Institute, American Legion. Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington).


Married Angela Sullivan, March 21, 1923.

John Jason Grassie

Caroline Elizabeth (Neagle) Grassie

Angela Sullivan