Ricky Don Grove
Ricky Don Grove died on 11 October 2012 in Huntington, West Virginia. Petty
Officer Grove was originally from Shawnee, Oklahoma. After enlisting in the Navy
in 1967, he served as a Radioman on Tiru from October 1968 to December 1971. He
was aboard during Tiru's last Westpac tour which involved some difficult special
operations of great importance to the United States.