Memorial Day 2018 … Remembering A Los Alamos Fallen Hero

Remembering a Los Alamos Fallen Hero: 1st Lt. Thurston (Turk) Griffith Jr. was the first New Mexican to be killed in the Vietnam War 1965. He was a Los Alamos High School graduate of the class of 1958, all around athlete and voted most likely to succeed senior. He graduated from the U.S Military Academy Graduate in 1962. LAHS Griffith Gymnasium is named in his honor. Gravesite at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Courtesy photo