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Name: WO1 Gregory Stephen Crandall
Status: Remains were returned on 06/09/93 from an incident on 02/18/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 04/26/1971.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 07/18/1949
Home City: Tacoma, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-25/70-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-115
Short Summary: Shot down in Laos on recon with heavy fire team, crashed and burned. Burial at Arlington Nat. Cem. 17 Sep 93.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16528
Call sign: GRIP 11
Country: Laos
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/15/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: 1
Military grid coordinates of event: XD465415
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Buddhist
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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