Saturday, April 15, 2017

Marine Not Good Enough to Be Buried in Veteran's Cemetery, Now Has Highway With His Name

Fallen Oklahoma Vietnam veteran finally being recognized for his sacrifice
BY KFOR-TV and K. QUERRY
APRIL 14, 2017
On Friday, a portion of I-40 by Henryetta was renamed the Anthony Grundy Memorial Highway.
HENRYETTA, Okla. - An Oklahoma community is righting a wrong that dates back to the Vietnam War.

Anthony Grundy was the only service member from Henryetta that died in the war. He was a brave Marine who signed up in 1967 and died in the Tet Offensive.

When Grundy's parents sought permission to bury their son with other veterans in the Henryetta Cemetery, they were denied.

At the time, they were told it was due to a lack of space.

"We tried in Henryetta but they said they didn't have the space," Alpheus Grundy, Anthony's brother, told NewsChannel 4 in 2016.

"I didn't cry then but I cried later," he continues.

However, everyone now acknowledges that it was because Grundy was African-American.
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