GREGORY S CRANDALL
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 115 OF THE WALL

GREGORY STEPHEN CRANDALL

WALL NAME

GREGORY S CRANDALL

PANEL / LINE

5W/115

DATE OF BIRTH

07/18/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/18/1971

HOME OF RECORD

TACOMA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pierce County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO1

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GREGORY STEPHEN CRANDALL
POSTED ON 2.18.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

Warrant Officer Crandall was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his exemplary courage under fire while serving with the 101st Airborne Division.
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POSTED ON 2.19.2018

Thank you

Thank you for remembering Greg, Lucy. Warms my heart.
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POSTED ON 2.18.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

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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POSTED ON 6.3.2016

A Fallen Condor

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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POSTED ON 6.2.2016
POSTED BY: Jeff Crandall

The uncle I never knew

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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