Bob Grigsby

Bobby D. Grigsby U.S. Air Force 1973 – 1993 (Ret)


  • Spouse: Kay Grigsby (1983 – Present)
  • Children: 3 Daughters/2 Sons
  • Grandchildren: 13 and 6 Great Grandchildren


  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (TSgt)
  • Highest Award: Meritorious Service Award


  • Legionnaire (2010 – Present)
  • Webmaster/Newsletter Editor (2019-Present)
  • He didn’t become an active American Legion member until 2018 when he transferred to the CSM Gary W. Crisp Post 289. His goals are to help the post the best he can and become more involved by becoming one of the elected officers.


  • TSgt Grigsby joined the Air Force in July of 1973 and attended Basic Training at Lackland AFB, TX and Aircraft Technical School at Sheppard AFB, TX to become an aircraft maintenance technician (Crew Chief) of one and two jet engine fighter aircraft.
  • During his career, TSgt Grigsby served a crew chief on the F-4 Phantom II aircraft, flight line supervisor, trainer, Technical Instructor at a Field Training Unit, and Training NCO at two Air Force Installations.
  • TSgt Grigsby has been assigned to RAF Lakenheath England, Homestead AFB, FL, George AFB, CA (Two times), Bergstrom AFB, TX (Field Training Instructor), Zweibruecken AB, Germany, and Pope AFB, NC.
  • TSgt Grigsby’s military and civilian training includes aircraft technical school, Field Training Instructor training school, NCO Leadership and Academy Schools. TSgt Grigsby received and Associate Degree in Aircraft Technology at the Community College of the Air Force.
  • TSgt Grigsby was select as crew chief of the month on two different occasions receiving an F-4 incentive ride for each. He was also select instructor of the month, quarter, and year teaching over 1200 students on the F-4 weapons system. He received the Air Force Commendation at several bases giving him 3 oak leaf clusters. He has received two maintenance persons of the month. TSgt Grigsby received a meritorious service award for developing a training and mobility schedule for the squadron before retiring from the Air Force in 1993.

Bob Grigsby was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He received a Bachelor of Associated Arts at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Business Administration. He has received a MSCA at Microsoft. He also has an ITIL 3 certification. Some of his hobbies are woodworking and he is an avid bowler. As a woodworker, he’s made pieces of furniture for the family and re-furbished several other pieces of older furniture and gave them new life for family and friends. Bowling has been a favorite pastime all his life. After retiring to Columbus, Ohio, he became active in the bowling community and became a director in the Columbus United States Bowling Congress (USBC). After moving to Clarksville, Tennessee to be nearer to his son, he became active in two leagues at one of the local bowling centers.