Lisa Grigg will present the book review at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel St.
She will review the newly published book, “The Feast of the Tigers,” by her late husband, Captain Donald E. Grigg, about his tours of duty in the Vietnam War.
“This novel fictionalizes actual events. Concurrently it sets forth Don’s personal feelings concerning the dark and light sides of the Vietnam War at the beginning of the end,” according to a news release.
Lisa Grigg earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia and a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
She has been a medical transcriptionist for more than 30 years, working for Dr. John Dedman since 2010. She is the director-designee for the Pine Bluff Military and Veteran’s Museum, a member of the First Baptist Church, sings in the choir and also the Arkansas Master Singers. She is an auxiliary member of the Military Officers Association of Southeast Arkansas chapter.
Don and Lisa Grigg, his wife of 13 years, resided in Pine Bluff, until his death at 71 years of age on May 6, 2010.
A Marine, Don Grigg served in the Corps from 1959-1963 and was honorably discharged as a corporal. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree at Henderson State University at Arkadelphia in 1965. He entered the U.S. Army that year and was medically discharged in 1975 with the rank of captain.
“He was a Recon Platoon Leader with the U.S. Army 1st Battalion (Airborne) 12th Calvary and served two tours in South Vietnam. As a direct result of hostile action – involving North Vietnamese regulars— on the Bong Son Plains, he sustained multiple wounds inflicted by hostile fire,” according to the release. “The wounds to his left leg ultimately necessitated its amputation below the knee and his medical retirement.”
Don Grigg served as the executive director of the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program in Arkansas from 1982-1997. On Nov. 11, 2011, he was inducted into the Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
He was the staff assistant for Military and Veterans Affairs for Republican U.S. Rep. Jay Dickey from 1997-2001 and became a senior district aide for Military and Veterans Affairs for Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, Dickey’s successor.
Refreshments and door prizes will be furnished at the review. Books will be available at the event.