John Martin O'Grady and Frances V. O'Grady were the parents of Colonel O'Grady. They were both born at the turn of the 20th century and were married for over 55 years. They dreamed of a large family but were only able to have one child. They placed all their future hopes and dreams with their son, Jack. They believed in America and all the promises it held. They felt it was important to give back to a country that had provided them with so much. So they enrolled their son in Military School, to teach him the importance of family and country.
After a long battle with cancer Frances O'Grady lapsed into a coma on April 10, 1987, exactly 20 years after her only child went missing. Three days later she died. Sadly, they both passed heartbroken without ever knowing the fate of their son.