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Ashe County Veterans History Project: Bryce Grubb

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Bryce's Photos

Bryce Grubb's Story - shared by niece Jada Mast

Bryce Grubb was born in Ashe County to Reece Grubb Sr. and Annie Stevens Grubb on March 16, 1932.  His father was a logger as well as an Army veteran, and his mother was a housewife.  Bryce had six brothers; Burl, Ervin, G.V., Recce Jr., Tom, and Gwen, who died young.  He had three sisters; Jeanette, Sandra, and Essie.  Four of Bryce’s brothers are also Army veterans.  Before his service years, Bryce worked at several jobs.  He joined the military voluntarily in order to pick the branch he wanted, the Air Force, and enlisted in 1952.  

Bryce says that the Air Force was the best job he ever had and the best people to work with.

His basic training took place in Texas and he was assigned to 321 Air Base Group in Pine Castle, Florida, as the Korean War was ending.  He had several deployments to England and Korea.  He left the military as an Aircraft Commander.  His civilian work years included a job at a boat factory, Sprague Electric, and Ore Knob Mine. After Ore Knob closed, he worked at an open mine in Butte, Montana.  Bryce met Maglene Osborne in 1956 and they married on November 1, 1958.  They have one son, Arnold Lynn Grubb, and have been married for 62 years.  Bryce says that the Air Force was the best job he ever had and the best people to work with.