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is honored on Panel 12W, Line 88 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 2/15/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear PO3C George Crabtree,
    Thank you for your service as a Gunner's Mate 3rd Class. Happy Valentine's Day. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Final Mission of GMG3 George R. Crabtree

    Posted on 7/21/16 - by
    A STAB was a Strike Assault Boat, a small craft designed for the purpose of inserting, supporting, and extracting small units. The boats traded armor and fire power for shallow draft and speed. The STABs went to work in Operation Barrier Reef which was the 43-mile east-west Grand Canal, from the northern Mekong River village of An Long, on the west, eastward to Tuyen Nhon on the Yam Co Tay (river) for eleven months in 1970. On April 3, 1970, while waiting for authorization to open fire, a STAB in a waterborne guard post (WBGP) on the Grand Canal was preemptively attacked by the enemy. It was a smothering attack of machine gun and anti-tank (B-40) rockets which resulted in the instantaneous deaths of three boat crew members, gravely injuring a fourth member of the crew, and minor injuries to the embarked patrol officer. These sailors did not have an opportunity to return the enemy fire. The three lost sailors included EN3 Edward J. Baker, GMG3 George R. Crabtree, and FN Joseph D. Johns. [Taken from and]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/22/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear GMG3 George Ronald Crabtree, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/11/10 - by Robert Sage
    George is buried Fentress Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fentress Co, TN. BSM PH
  • Rest In Peace

    Posted on 11/23/05 - by Vietnam Veteran
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit