William C. Gribble, Jr.



William C. Gribble Jr. (born May 24, 1917 in
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– June 2, 1979) graduated from the
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in 1941 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. During
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, he served on the staff of the 340th Engineer General Service Regiment as it first built a section of the
Alaska Highway