Name: Guy Dennis Gruters
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O3
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Sarasota FL
Date of Loss: 20 December 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 175700 North 1061700 East
Status (in 1973):
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F100F
Other Personnel in Incident:
NOTE: United States Air Force Academy Grauate 1964

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.


SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).

Captain - United States Air Force
Shot Down: December 20, 1967
Released: March 14,1973

Captain Gruters, a lover of the out-of-doors and an avid tennis player, is
now reunited with his wife, Sandra, and daughters, Dawn and Sheryl, in
Sarasota, Florida. There he can enjoy his family and the delights of the
Florida beach area. "We love walking on the beach at night. I would love to
see Sarasota retain the advantages that it has for family recreation - its
natural beauty."

Guy has taken a job with IBM in New Jersey and is presently studying in
their training program. He was reported a prisoner of war on Dec. 20, 1967
and spent the following five years in a prison camp.

The American people contributed to his return, he thinks, by their faith and
their interest in the prisoners. He explains it this way: "Our family wishes
to humbly thank God for reuniting us, due, we believe, to the wonderful
prayers and concern shown by the American people."

December 1996
Guy Gruters retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and
Sandy are still married.

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