Larry David Grathwohl, 65

Larry David Grathwohl, 65, of Pierce Township, died July 18.

Grathwohl served his country with valor and distinction. He risked his life to defend his nation, first in Vietnam as a member of the 101st Airborne Division where he was awarded the Bronze Star, and later with the FBI to combat terrorism in the form of the Weather Underground. He authored “Bringing Down America”, a book that recounted the story of how he battled radical terror.

Grathwohl is survived by children Denise, Lindsay, and Lisa, grandchildren Lance, Michael, and Brendan, mother Mary Rickard, siblings Lee (Bonnie), Mary Jo (Rick), Joey (Peg), Teresa (Ed), and Sean (Trudy), and nieces, nephews, cousins, and best friend Sandi.

Visitation held July 24 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia. Interment with military honors at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Grathwohl’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project at to support veterans and their families.