Griffiths received the Silver Star during World War II in August of 1943 in Sicily.
"First Lieutenant Griffiths, with complete disregard for his personal safety, alternately ran and crawled across 1,000 yards of completely exposed terrain to the aid of an enlisted man at the battery observation post which was under heavy enemy mortar and artillery fire," the commendation states. "With mortars and artillery shells landing as near as 25 yards from his person, First Lieutenant Griffiths made his way to the battery observation post, assisted the enlisted man to an alternate OP position from which First Lieutenant Griffiths conducted an adjustment on and silenced the enemy battery which had been shelling the observation post."
He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and reportedly died while a prisoner on August 31, 1951.
His remains were not recovered.
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