CSM Ricky G. Griswold (Ret.) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, in Flat Rock, North Carolina, at the age of 75. Born on January 27, 1948, in Lake Forest, Illinois, he dedicated his life to serving his country and was highly respected as a Retired Command Sergeant Major from the United States Army.
Throughout his distinguished military career, CSM Griswold exemplified unwavering dedication, loyalty, and commitment. He served his country with honor, facing challenges head-on and demonstrating exceptional leadership skills. CSM Griswold’s impact on those who served alongside him cannot be overstated, as he inspired countless soldiers through his selflessness and tireless work ethic.
CSM Griswold’s passion for his duty was matched only by his love for his country. He understood the sacrifices required to defend freedom and democracy, and he embraced that responsibility wholeheartedly. His service was marked not only by his professional achievements but also by the profound positive influence he had on those fortunate enough to know him.
In keeping with Mr. Griswold’s wishes, no services are planned at this time. While we mourn the loss of such an exceptional individual, we are reminded of the extraordinary legacy he leaves behind. CSM Ricky G. Griswold (Ret.) will forever be remembered as a true patriot, a leader, and an inspiration to all.
May his courageous spirit and unwavering dedication serve as a constant reminder of the impact one individual can have on the world. CSM Griswold’s contributions to our nation will never be forgotten, and his memory will continue to inspire future generations.