Army Specialist Ben Grisamore Honored by Missouri House for Bronze Star Award
January 22, 2011
Bronze Star Recipient, SPC Ben Grisamore, with his father, Rep. Jeff Grisamore and Missouri Speaker of the House, Steve Tilley
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the Missouri House of Representatives honored Army Specialist Ben Grisamore, recognizing him for being a recipient of the Army Bronze Star Medal.
SPC Grisamore is the son of State Representative Jeff Grisamore, R-Lee’s Summit/Greenwood, and his wife, Mary. SPC Grisamore, who is a member of the Missouri Army National Guard—along with his brothers Joel and Micah—received the Bronze Star near the end of a recently completed tour of duty.
During the special recognition of SPC Grisamore on the House Floor, his father, Rep. Jeff Grisamore, read from the Bronze Star citation, which commends Grisamore’s “exceptional achievement, actions and courage under fire.”
The Bronze Star award also commended Grisamore’s “bravery, determination and exemplary devotion to duty as in keeping with the highest traditions of military bravery.”
Following the recitation of SPC Grisamore’s Bronze Star commendation, he was honored with a standing ovation by the entire 163-member Missouri House of Representatives.
The Bronze Star is the fourth highest ranked military award and is given for acts of ground combat heroism.
Having completed his first deployment, SPC Grisamore is currently completing his junior year as a student at the University of Missouri - Columbia, where he is also a member of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).
SPC Grisamore is an employee of HyVee and plans to voluntarily redeploy following his graduation from college.