Thursday, 1 September 2011

Pete Grimm

Sharing an apple with two friends at Enkosini in 2010

Pete was born into an army family. Both grandfathers were army officers, and his uncle and father graduated from West Point. After years travelling from post to post as an "army brat," Pete also attended West Point, and graduated in 1969.

He saw combat duty in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and served as an 8" SP battery commander in XVIII Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg, NC. At Bragg he also spent a year with the JFK Center for Military Assistance.

He resigned his army commission in 1974 to go sailing with his wife Camilla and oldest child Kelcey. Kelcey was only 11 days old when she spent her first night onboard their boat.
From 1975 through 1979, he worked for Ford Motor Company in a variety of positions based in Jacksonville, FL and Oakland, CA.

He purchased his first automobile dealership in 1980 in Seattle, WA. From 1980 to 2007, he operated automobile businesses, primarily based in the Pacific Northwest. He sold his last dealership in January of 2006.

He and his wife Camilla have three children, Kelcey, Lisa and Peter of whom they are very proud.

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