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GREGORY STEPHEN CRANDALL


is honored on Panel 5W, Line 115 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thank you

    Posted on 2/19/18
    Thank you for remembering Greg, Lucy. Warms my heart.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 2/18/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear WO Gregory Crandall,
    Thank you for your service as an Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot. Today is your 47th anniversary, enjoy heaven. It is Presidents' Weekend, and good time to remember those who serve. 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.
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  • A Fallen Condor

    Posted on 6/3/16
    Gregory was assigned to C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). If you are looking for more information regarding him, go to the C/2/17 Condor Alumni website and contact someone from that site. The link to the site is http://www.aircav-condors.org/ . - See more at: http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/29796/WILBUR-D-LATIMER#sthash.QrCbh65G.dpuf
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  • The uncle I never knew

    Posted on 6/2/16 - by Jeff Crandall blkhawkav8r1972@yahoo.com
    Greg was my uncle and I'm damn proud of him. All my life i heard stories of my uncle that passed away in Vietnam. His death was alway shrouded in mystery and surrounded by mystery. I have read the stories that have been posted below and he seemed to have touched all of those around him.
    This is the story of my uncle Greg reaching out to me. I joined the Army in February of 1990. I was a radio operator for my first enlistment but i knew there was more for me out there. I then re-enlisted to become a combat medic. This was the decision that would put me on the path i believe i was meant to follow. A couple years after completing school to be a medic i applied to become a flight medic, i was accepted on the first try. This was very rare at the time. I completed my training and went off to my first assignment in a MEDEVAC company. I learned so much about my craft and myself on that tour. As time went on the flying bug took ahold of me and i applied to flight school after being enlisted for over 11 years. Again i was selected on the first try.
    I remember telling my family that i was going to be a pilot, only to receive mixed reviews from them. But the words of my father stuck with me, " Son you do what your heart says you should do. You just have to be careful not to outfly Greg. He will protect you, that's the kind of man he is." We were always told not to outfly our guardian angel, mine was named Greg. I do believe he guided me through some very sticky situations during my 2 tours in Iraq.
    As time passed i heard more stories of this man i looked up to. I heard how great of a man he was and how genuine he was. I know there are more stories out there. I would love to hear them all.
    One day i will be able to sit down next to him, sip on some bourbon, and exchange stories.
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  • July 4, 2004 Visiting the Wall.

    Posted on 4/20/16 - by Ed Perry
    In July of 2004, I went to Washington D.C to see my son before he was deployed to Iraq where he was to take command of a newly formed intelligence group. While there, I went to find my Lakenheath High School roommate. Greg and I were both military brats and our fathers were both stationed in England in the mid 60's and, at that time, there were only two DOD high schools in the country so we lived in dorms during the school year. The year we were roommates, I was a senior and he and Mike Spinelli were juniors and through the course of the year, we found out a great deal about each other. We all had known each other since the previous year but the relationship was casual. but by the time the school year ended, the bonds were much stronger. Every night we would talk of things that boys talk of--girls, music, sports, girls, classes, girls in classes--but also deeper things such as fears, hopes, dreams, the future, the war in Vietnam that was starting to heat up but we knew would be over before we get a chance to serve. We found out that Greg was a poet (weren't we all) and a melancholy philosopher who was far more spiritual than he let on in public. He was also a class clown and a prankster and we were never sure what he would do next, But now I was going to visit my old friend and I found him on Panel 5W, line 115. I know the Wall is supposed to heal, but I'm still angry.
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The Wall of Faces

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