Command Sergeant Major Honors World
War II Veteran
10 November 2011 » By Maine Army National Guard
The state of Maine honored 90-year-old Harry Grim for his services in World War II on Friday, Oct. 28. Sgt. Maj. Shawn Thibodeau presents Grim with the award. Grim was a Medium Tank Driver during World War II in the European and North Africa Campaign.
In honor of his 90th birthday Harry Grimm was honored at a ceremony at Camp Keyes in Augusta, Maine for his service during World War II as a tank driver. His wife of 69 years, Ruth Grimm, and several of his family members accompanied him as he was able to tour the tank outside of Camp Keyes. A private tour of the Maine Military Museum wrapped up the ceremony where Mr. Grimm reflected upon his experiences and dedication as a Soldier serving his country during the Battle of the Bulge in Europe.
The State of Maine recognized Harry Grim of Mechanic Falls who earned 4 Battle Stars during his World War II service, the American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Grim was a Medium Tank Driver during World War II during the European and North Africa Campaign and he was promoted to Technician Fifth Grade.
Celebrating Grim's recent 90th Birthday, the ceremony occurred near the Army tank outside the gate of Camp Keyes, Augusta. Command Sergeant Major Terrence Harris, the highest ranking enlisted Soldier in the Maine National Guard and Sergeant Major Shawn Thibodeau of the Maine Army National Guard will present the World War II award to Harry Grim and his family.