Robert John Crabbe











crabbe_-_A2First Lieutenant Robert John Crabbe was born on June 12, 1941.

First Lieutenant Crabbe began his tour of duty in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam on January 11, 1966 serving as a Field Artillery Unit Commander with Headquarters, Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery, 1st Cavaly Division. According to a posting by fellow Field Artillery Officer Candidate School Alumni from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Randy Dunham, "First Lieutentant Crabbe served as an Aerial Observer with the First Cavalry Division. He was in a UH-1C Helicopter Gunship from Troop A, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry that was shot down while making a rocket run on a Viet Cong position. All five men on board the aircraft died in the incident." He was killed on April 18, 1967 after serving one year, three months and seven days "In-Country".

Robert John Crabbe lived 25 years, 10 months and 6 days. He is resting in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Section 4, Site 2969-C. Robert's name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Ann Arbor. His name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 18E Line 045.

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John Voorhees
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Robert Crabbe
Robert was raised in Mount Clemens, Mich., attended Michigan Tech. for two years-1959 & 1960 until he ran out of money, worked for a paint manufacturer for a couple of years and had started going to University of Michigan to continue pursuit of a Chemical Engineering degree. Robert was in Army ROTC at Tech. for the two years he was there. He was a friend of many and would have been a wonderful asset to our society had he survived the war. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures but maybe someone else can find one.(John Voorhees)
Saturday, January 08, 2005

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