This will serve as an added memoral to John William Grey. I will quote his grandson, Douglas:
"He served on the USS Cavalier in the early days,. He often spoke of the time he spent on board the ship and how Ceasar Romero was on his ship. He used to tell how he operated the Landing Craft (Higgins Boats) and took the Marines into battle. He expressed this to be something he hoped would never be repeated in history again. The job of carrying so many good Marines to their demise, while in harms way must have brought on an overwhelming rush of emotions and feelings. The jobs asked of all our servicemen in WWII were truely heroic. The veterans are all heros and I have taught my 10 year old son to respect all of our US Soldiers, as all Americans should do. John died in Royal Oak, Michigan on November 14, 1984 He is survived by 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandchild." (Douglas)
Editor note. Some sentences were paraphrased.