Here's another name that may belong on the Wall

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Here's another name that may belong on the Wall

Postby Niner Alpha » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:43 am

The Wall page here that is. His name is already on THE WALL.

Harvey C. Crabtree, Jr was more than probably part of an FO team with the 6/31st. He was KIA on June 19, 1969. He died as a result of hostile action while on a combat mission. It was by "other explosive device". The "other" was meant to be not a rocket or mortar...I think. But the way the military document is written it is unclear what happened. A command detonated device? A grenade like a chicom? No telling from the record.

The nearest known infantry casualty to that date was in Delta Company...but a day apart.

Anybody think they know who this guy is and what company he served with in the 6/31st?


This would have been when the 1/11 and the 2/4 were changing places in the arty support role. Vern would have just gotten out of the field I'd imagine.
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Re: Here's another name that may belong on the Wall

Postby Niner Delta » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:32 pm

I think it was July before we were pulled out of the field, but as usual, am not sure.......... :roll:

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Postby Niner Delta » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:10 pm

That was from one of my letters home, in June the rumors were still running wild about the pullout.
In reality, my DD-214 says that I left RVN on 14AUG69, but still not sure when I came back from the field.
Obviously I was still at Vinh Kim on June 20.

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