Grisham "joined the Army in January 1995, the son of a dedicated Sailor. In the past 12 years, he has worked his way from Private to Master Sergeant. He's a very dedicated Soldier who devotes a lot of effort taking care of soldiers. He deployed to Kuwait in Sep 2002 and was with the 3/7 Cavalry, 3rd Infantry Division, for the incursion into Iraq. He fought his way to Baghdad and was with the unit that took Baghdad. He was later sent to Fallujah in June 2003. MSG Grisham was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor device during the conflict. His other awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (fifth award), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Combat Action Badge."
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