Eagle Profile

Capt (Ret) Guy Gruters

Capt (Ret) Guy Gruters served as an O-1 forward air controller (FAC) followed by service as an F-100 Misty Super FAC. He flew 400 combat missions positively identifying and coordinating the prosecution of hundreds to enemy fighting positions. While on patrol, Capt Gruters was shot down over hostile territory and held POW for 1,912 days. As a POW he provided care to Lance P. Sijan, facilitated command and control, and taught other prisoners tap code communication. Capt Gruters exemplified heroism, honor, perseverance, and strength.

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2024 Lithograph

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