Virginia Heroes

Bert Joe Grooms

Pharmacist's Mate, First Class, Navy

Born: March 16, 1919
Hometown: Richmond City, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 15, 1943
Died In: Caroline Basin NW of Admiralty Islands SW of Rabaul

Pharmacist’s Mate, First Class Grooms served aboard the USS Triton SS-201 submarine. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked on December 7, 1941.

His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

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