In Memoriam: General Ronald H. Griffith (USA-Ret)

By July 24, 2018News
General Ronald H. Griffith (USA-Ret)

On behalf of my wife Denise, our Association President Mark Rado, and our Board of Directors it is with deep regret that I report to you the sad news of the passing of GEN (Retired) Ron Griffith on 18 July 2018.  A proven combat leader in two wars, Ron’s great leadership in VII Corps during Operations Desert Shield/Storm as IRON 6 commanding Old Ironsides 1st AD, was crucial to our success in liberating Kuwait with our coalition partners.

Ron was a greatly valued friend of us all and a past President of our VII Corps DSVA. We will all miss him.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, 27 Jul 18 at 1800 at the Damaine Funeral Home, 520 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, and funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, 28 Jul 18 at 1000 at the Ft. Myer Memorial Chapel, 101 McNair Road, Ft. Myer, VA 22211. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the National Museum of the United States Army, online at, or mailed to the Army Historical Foundation, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201.

I ask you to keep Ron’s wife Hurdis and his Family in your thoughts and prayers.


Fred Franks
GEN, US Army (Retired)