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JOHN GRANT

LT. COL. JOHN GRANT U.S. Marine Corps, Retired John Hinemon Grant, of Las Vegas, passed away at home Sept. 22, 2012. He was born May 15, 1943 in Fort Monmouth, N.J. to John W. and Martha E. Grant. John's family had a long history of military service dating back generations. After graduating in 1961 from Bordentown Military Institute in New Jersey, he chose to pursue the same path. In 1965, John graduated from Pennsylvania Military College and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Serving for 20 years, he had a very distinguished military career. John served two tours of duty in Vietnam and flew A-4 fighter jets. He earned a Bronze Star Medal and three Navy Commendation Medals (among others) before retiring in 1985 as a lieutenant colonel. John earned graduate degrees from both Pennsylvania Military College and the University of Southern California. We can all be proud that men like John Grant choose to serve our country. Sailing became his passion after retiring from the Marines. In 1987 and 1988, he was part of the "Stars and Stripes" America's Cup team that won the Cup back from Australia, and defended it from a New Zealand challenge. John continued to work closely with America's Cup teams through the early 1990's. After his sailing days, John moved to Las Vegas and partnered with Robert Lyons and John Kohls. They merged their businesses to form Logistics Concepts Inc. Together they provided their services and products to military and law enforcement agencies to help keep all of us safer. He was preceded in death by his father in 1957; his mother in 1994; and his brother, Stephen Grant, Sept. 7, 2012. John is survived by his sister, Penelope Husson of Las Vegas; brother, David Grant of Monmouth, N.J.; former wife, Suzanne Grant of San Diego; son, Jeff Grant of Loveland, Colo.; daughter, Amy Vanderheyden of El Cajon, Calif.; four grandchildren; and nephews, Matt Husson of Virginia Beach, Va., Stephen Husson and Eric Husson, both of Las Vegas. Among those closest to John were his dogs. He was preceded in death by Jasmine, Maxie and Xena. He is survived by Thor. John will join his parents at Arlington National Cemetery. He will receive a military service and burial Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. You can honor John by giving to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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