Lt. Jeffrey Scharver, USMC

Lt. Jeffrey Scharver, USMC (1958-1983)

Marine Corps helicopter pilot Jeffrey Scharver was killed in action in Grenada on October 25, 1983. His Cobra was shot down during a rescue of fellow wounded Marine pilots. Scharver, an ROTC graduate of Ohio State University, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. At OSU, an ROTC classroom has since been renamed the ‘Scharver Room’. The USMC Reserve Training Center in Johnstown, PA was named for Lt. Scharver, as was a hangar at Marine Corps Air Station, New River, NC. A Barrington HS grad, he is buried in Barrington.

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