Groover, Morgan Knowles, Jr., ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1949-1951, 111X, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Service Years
1950 - 1951

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tempe, AZ
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Mar 11, 1951
Hostile, Died while Missing
Other Cause
Pacific Ocean
Korean War
Location of Interment
Tempe Double Butte Cemetery - Tempe, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial
  2016, Korean War Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
  1949-1951, 111X, USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
 Colleges Attended 
University of ArizonaUnited States Naval Academy
  1945-1946, University of Arizona
  1946-1950, United States Naval Academy2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Ltjg Groover served aboard the heavy cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73). He and several other seamen were killed ot listed as missing, when the Motor whaleboat they were in disappeared in Inchon Harbor, South Korea on March 11, 1951.

They did discover 3 bodies but 6 were missing. The Motor Whale Boat, from the USS St. Paul, was last seen about 8:15Pm en route from the Command Ship Eldorado headed back to the cruiser. 

The ships were about 3 miles apart and the Sea was Moderate.

Searchers later found 3 bodies and some floating equipment from the motor whaleboat about 10 miles to the southeast. 

The dead found were Seaman William B Barker of East Hunginton, TN; Seaman Dennis L. Chatellier of Madisonville, LA; and EN3 Adon H. Welch of Syracuse, NY. 

The Missing  were  Ens. Morgan K. Grover of Temple, AZ; Ens Lloyd Morgan Faverof Richmond, CA; Ens James F. Statia of Grainville, NY; FA Ray A. Briggs of Riverside, CA; YN3c Guy J. Deangelis of Brownsville, PA; and SN Roy L Estes of Hermosa beach, CA

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