SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Civil War sailor from Springfield who was credited for rescuing men from a sinking ship has finally been recognized with a marked grave.
For more than a century, all that showed the burial site of Luke M. Griswold at Oak Grove Cemetery was a stone engraved with the number 297. Griswold, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, died in 1892.
The Republican reports that with $500 from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and the efforts of a Baltimore Army veteran, a marble gravestone was installed at Griswold's burial site in April. On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, visited the grave to mark Memorial Day.
The gravestone was arranged by J. Donald Morfe of Baltimore, an Army veteran who has helped install memorials for 220 Medal of Honor recipients.