Andrew Fay Grossman

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  • Name: Andrew Fay Grossman
  • Location of Birth: International Falls, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 20, 1948
  • Date of Death:
  • Parents: Frederick and Rita Maxine Grossman
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School - Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College: Nazarene Bible College, Powtlong University
  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant) E-5
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: March 1, 1967
  • Place Sworn In: Grand Rapids, Minnesota/Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: November 28, 1969
  • Place of Discharge: Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    March, 1967 April, 1967 Basic Training - Fort Campbell, Kentucky
    October, 1967 February, 1968 TPMGS School - Fort Gordon, Georgia
    March, 1968 November, 1968 Nike Site - Davidsonville, Maryland
    November, 1968 November, 1969 260th Military Police Company - Korea
  • Military Awards:
    Police Chaplain of the Year in 2012
    Support Person of the Year in 2014

  • Military Highlights:
    I took Basic Training in Fort Campbell, Kentucky--home of the 101st Airborne. From there I was shipped to Fort Gordon, Georgia where I first went to Leadership Training School and was an acting Staff Sergeant through Military Police School. After Basic Training, I was promoted to Private First Class (PFC). After Military Police School, I was promoted to Specialist 4th Class. I was then transferred to a Nike Missile site in Maryland. I was then shipped to Korea in November, 1968--the year the North Koreans captured the Pueblo (a spy ship). I went to Dog Handler School and became a dog handler until I was promoted to Sergeant E-5, when I was given a squad of dog handlers to lead.

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Era

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    After my service, I became a Christian and was called to preach. I graduated from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I then went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Masters Degree from International Bible Institute College. Since then I have pastored 42 years. I have also been a police chaplain and received Chaplain of the Year Award in 2012 from the Weld Police Department and Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.

    I have also authored five books: "Andy's Lost Poetry" - 2014; "The Making of a Killer: Clamshell Quickdraw 1" (Volume 1) - 2015; "Fast Gun for Gold Mountain: Clamshell Quickdraw" (Volume 2) - 2015; "Trail to Snowy Mountain: Clamshell 3" (Volume 3) - 2017, and "Revealing the Revelation: Exploring the Visions of John" - 2019.

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