Larry Grathwohl: May You Be Remembered for Your Heroism


I just learned this morning that my friend and colleague Larry Grathwohl has passed away at home.

At 67 Larry was a comparatively young man. His death is a huge loss to his immediate family and to his wider family in the freedom movement.

Larry Grathwohl fought for freedom in three main phases.

Firstly he bravely served his country in Vietnam.

Secondly Larry infiltrated the infamous Weather Underground, as an undercover informant for the FBI – the only person ever to do so, as far as I know. Larry’s intelligence reports stopped many acts of violence and saved many lives during this time.

Thirdly and most importantly, Larry, in conjunction with Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival, Jim Pera, Tina Trent and others, has spent the last several years sounding the alarm to his fellow Americans. The Weather Underground may be no more, but many of its former cadre and many more of its admirers, are now very influential people.

Larry Grathwol, Weathermen War Council
Larry Grathwol, center. Weathermen War Council

Larry recognized early on that his old Weather “comrades” Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, had the ear of the future President Barack Obama. He saw others like Jeff Jones helping to write President Obama’s first stimulus package. He saw many of his old “comrades” including Ayers, Dohrn, Jones and Mark Rudd play key roles in the movement that brought Obama to power. He saw countless old ’60s radicals moving into positions of authority all over the country. Larry understood that even though most Americans had forgotten their revolutionary agenda, they themselves had not.

Larry did everything he could in his last years to awaken America. He spoke at conferences and public meetings, did countless interviews and recently re-released his 1976 book Bringing Down America: An FBI Informer With the Weathermen.

I was looking forward to traveling and speaking in Georgia in my upcoming tour.

Larry was a good guy and a great friend. He was smart, witty, fun, loyal and very, very brave.

He did a lot of service to the country he loved and lived the values he held dear.

My sympathies to his family. I know you are all rightly proud of Larry Grathwol.


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15 thoughts on “Larry Grathwohl: May You Be Remembered for Your Heroism

  1. So shocked and and saddened. I was so looking forward to seeing him in August. I have an original copy of his book that I so wanted him to sign. I’m proud to have crossed paths with him the last few years. He was a fearless man and a dedicated patriot to pursue the evil forces at work long before many of us realized it. A true American hero.

    Godspeed Larry, we’ll be praying to you for guidance, you are missed by many.

  2. Thank- you for your kind words. He enjoyed working with you,Cliff,Jim Pera, Tina and so many others. He cared about you all very much. He wanted to do nothing but make this Country better for all of us and put his life on the line without ever expecting anything in return. I am missing my dad more than ever right now. He was my father, my friend and my hero. I am so proud of him and proud to be his daughter.

    1. Hi Lindsey,

      We are praying for the Grathwohl family. He made a pact with me and made me promise that we would talk to each other every week. We had just started keeping that promise.

      He was a hero in so many ways. He was my brother from another mother and so many of us are his spiritual brothers and sisters, we were more than friends. Larry loved his biological family a lot and was always there for you. A lovely man inside and out. As God saw fit to take him away from us, we an only speculate on why so soon.

      In His Service,
      Ruth Bryant White

  3. Thank you for posting this. I adored Larry and I am so proud and happy that I had the privilege of calling him my friend. The man was truly amazing in every sense of the word. I keep crying and then stopping and crying again. I just can’t believe it. He was too young, far too young. G-d Bless him. He will be missed by so many of us.

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