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Name: WO1 Dale Edward Greife
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/10/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 19.8
Date of Birth: 08/31/1950
Home City: Union, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-27/69-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-038
Short Summary: Experience a broken transmission strap while avoiding hostile fire, then low-level engine failure. Died when Huey crashed into trees.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16409
Call sign: GHOSTRIDER 11
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/23/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/17/2000

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