Trooper Gary Wayne Snodgrass

Trooper Gary Wayne Snodgrass

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, February 21, 1970

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Gary Wayne Snodgrass

Trooper Gary Snodgrass was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Missouri 32, seven and a half miles east of Salem in Dent County.

His vehicle left the roadway while he rounded a curve.

Trooper Snodgrass was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and served as a military policeman. He had served with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for eight months and had previously served with the Owensville Police Department and St. Charles Police Department. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, siblings.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 732
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, single vehicle crash

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I just this morning became aware of Gary's passing. We were stationed together at Phu Bai, Vietnam in 1965. Memories fade over so many years but I remembered his family name very well. We must have been friends as I have a photo from my short timer's party with my arm around him and Joe Gillam from July 1965. I am so saddened that his life was cut so short and my thoughts go out to his family.

Sp-4 Kim Willits
8th RRU Military Police

February 23, 2021

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