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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Courtney Statement on The Passing of Staff Sgt. Grotjan

July 14, 2018
Press Release

(Norwich, CT) —Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, made the following statement after Staff Sgt. James T. Grotjan, an Air Force Member from Waterford passed away on Thursday:

“The untimely passing of Air Force Staff Sgt. Grotjean while deployed far from home protecting our nation is a heart-breaking loss for his family, our state, and our entire nation. His critical work in the UAE as part of Operation Inherent Resolve to defend the civilized world, deserves our deepest honor and respect. All of Connecticut mourns with his loved ones.”