Grant was born in Balboa, California and raised in Honolulu, Hawai`i. He attended Koko Head Elementary, Niu Valley Intermediate, and proudly graduated from Kaiser High School in 1979 and Lewis & Clark College in 1983. He earned a Master's degree from Indiana University in 1984 and a Master's degree from Marine Corps University in 2001.
Grant played football and soccer at Kaiser, was a 4-year goalkeeper at Lewis & Clark College, and received the "most valuable player award" his junior year. Grant was a proud member of the 1980 soccer team which was inducted into the Lewis & Clark Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
Grant retired as a Lieutenant Colonel (Military Police /Provost Marshal) from the United States Marine Corps in 2008 with twenty-two years of dedicated and loyal service to our Country. A decorated officer, Bronze Star recipient and combat veteran, after retirement from the military, Grant proudly entered Federal Civil Service, continuing his years of devoted work in law enforcement, and was the Executive Director of the Marine Corps Civilian Police Academy at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri at the time of his death, after devoting over ten years in the same Executive Director position at the Marine Corps Civilian Police Program at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California (former site of Top Gun, made famous by the 1986 movie of the same name).
During his decades in military and federal law enforcement, Grant graduated from numerous law enforcement and related programs including the Commonwealth of Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 206th Session. He was also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Grant enjoyed many personal and philanthropic pursuits to include former President of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, California Chapter VI, member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, and he was a founding member of the Mustang Owner's Museum of Concord, North Carolina. Grant was also a member of the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni and on its Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Grant is predeceased by his beloved father, Philip, of Honolulu and grandmother, V.G., of Balboa, California and is survived by two adult children, Lauren of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Grant, Jr. of Portland, Oregon. He also leaves his (twin) brother, Greg (Mia), of Honolulu, an uncle, Larry, of Henderson, Nevada and several nieces and nephews and cousins all of whom loved him dearly.
Internment/Burial on February 26, 2021 at the
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
(Private Ceremony by invitation due to COVID-19 restrictions). Condolences and Remembrances: email@example.com (son) and RIP.RememberGrantFreyAlways@gmail.com (brother).
The Wishes GRANTed Foundation (pending)