Michael Dean Cribelar




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Michael_Cribelar-ypsiPrivate First Class Michael Dean Cribelar was born on June 27, 1949 to Mr. Woodrow Dean Cribelar and Mrs. Virginia Cribelar. Michael attended Willow Run High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He worked for Ford Motor Company at the Ypsilanti Plant prior to entering the Army on June 9, 1967.

Private First Class Cribelar completed Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He began his tour of duty in Pleiku Province, South Vietnam as an infantryman with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division on November 22, 1967. Michael was killed on January 11, 1968 from small arms fire after being "In-Country" for one month and eleven days.

Michael Dean Cribelar is survived by his parents, his wife and two-year old son, and two sisters. He lived 18 years, 6 months and 14 days. He is resting in Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michael's name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Ypsilanti. His name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 34E Line 028.

The Wall rubbing by John Kinzinger

Robert  Lundy
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Vet., Friend, Class and Team mate
Detroit, Mich., 48221, USA
He was unique and very special
You had, to be in his company, to find that out, he was unique, the smile and the conversation. we will, not forget him, I thank God for letting me come across, his path.
Mar 25, 2010

Tressie  Whysong
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West Sacramento CA 95605 USA
I remember....
I remember sitting on your knee as a child not long before you left us. I think of you often. You named for your father and I named for our grandmother. I wanted so to come see your name on The Wall. But, I may never accomplish that being so far away. We lost you but we remember. Tressie (Cribelar) Whysong
Aug 13, 200

Adam Vanover
I never met you, but you will always be remembered. God bless you and all the others who died during this fierce war. We all miss you, and we'll see you on heaven's bright shore. To fallen comrades.
Tuesday, April 06, 2004