Name: CW2 Robert William Grebby
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/21/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.5
Date of Birth: 03/08/1947
Home City: Walworth, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-081
Short Summary: Due to hostile fire 15 nm northwest of Vinh Long. Both pilots shot through their hearts. The AH-1G had minor damage.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17091
Call sign: Dutchmaster
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/24/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: SPRING GROVE CEMETERY, DELAVAN, WI
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
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