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Clinton E. Grenz

Military History

1953-1955 United States Army, Engineers, Enlisted Personnel and Administration Specialist, Fort Carson, Colorado (16 Jul 53 - 28 May 1955)

1955-1961 Active Army Reserve units (Engineers, Medical Corps, Artillery, Intelligence and Quartermaster) ( 28 May 55- 2 Aug 1961)

1961-1964 Battalion Chaplain, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas - responsible for religious services, counseling and Christian Education for 950 military personnel and their dependents (3 Aug l961 - Jul 64)

1964-1967 Battalion Chaplain, 3rd and 5th Missile Battalion, 32nd Air Defense Command, Schweinfurt and Weisbaden, Germany - responsible for religious site services and counseling for 850 military personnel and their dependents (Jul 64 - May 67)

1967-1969 Morris Hill Chapel Center Pastor and Post Administrative Chaplain, Fort Riley, Kansas - responsible for religious services and religious education for 1500 families and all post-wide administrative duties. Supervised 1 professional Director of Religious Education and 4 chaplain assistants. Post-wide project officer for workshops and retreats.

1969-1970 Squadron and DISCOM Staff Chaplain, Americal Division, Chu Lei, Vietnam - responsible for religious services and counseling 2000 military personnel in a combat environment; technical staff supervision of 2 chaplains and 3 chaplain assistants. Chaplain Fund Custodian. 16 May 69 -14 Jun 70)

1970-1971 Student, US Army Chaplain School, Fort Hamilton, New York

1971-1974 Depot Staff Chaplain, Army Material Command, Sacramento, California - planned, developed and implemented the Army Industrial-Work Force Chaplaincy Model for the Army Chief of Chaplains, Washington, DC, and the Industrial Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program for military and civilian personnel. Supervised 2 professional staff (social worker and counseling psychologist) and 2 non-professional staff. Chairperson, Long Range Planning Committee, Willow Rancho Baptist Church, Sacramento, California. (9 Jul 71- 12 Aug 74)

1974-1975 Division Chaplain, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea - conducted religious services, planned and implemented the division-wide spiritual and moral Pro-Life program. Technical staff supervision of 17 chaplains and 18 Chapel activities specialists. (12 Aug 74 - 17 Sep 75)

1975-1978 Staff and Faculty, US Army Chaplain Center and School, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York - Project Officer and Chief of Exportive Training Office. Planned, developed, and produced training extension courses and Army-wide training literature; supervised 2 chaplains, 4 civilian professional staff (graphic art specialists and steno-typist) and 2 chapel activities specialists. (31 Oct 75 - 28 Apr 78)

1978-1979 Pastoral Coordinator, Fort Dix, New Jersey - responsible for post-wide programming and budgeting, Chaplain professional training and logistical support; supervised 2 chapel activities specialists and 1 chapel activities supervisor. (28 Apr 78 - 1 Sep 79 ) Retired 1 September 1979

Campaigns: Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969 Winter-Spring 1970 Sanctuary Counteroffensive Commissioned 19 May 1959

Decorations, medals campaign missions award

Legion of Merit lst OLC
Air medal
Bronze star lst OLC

Army Commendation Medal 2nd OLC

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Good conduct medal

National Defense Service Medal lst OLC

Vietnam Service Medal

RVN Campaign Medal w/60 Device

Korea Service Medal

Korean War Service Medal

RVN Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation w/Palm

2 Overseas Bars


Germany 1966

Dear Friends,
I am sad to inform you that Clint passed away last night at 11:40p.m. June 26'th.  (2008)
God is faithful.



The Clinton Family

Clinton and Pal 1942

Age 14 -1947


On the Farm 1951

Clinton Grenz 1957

Clinton and Carol Grenz - Wedding 1956

Clinton and Carol


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