DALE E GREIFE
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

DALE EDWARD GREIFE

WALL NAME

DALE E GREIFE

PANEL / LINE

9W/38

DATE OF BIRTH

08/31/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/10/1970

HOME OF RECORD

UNION

COUNTY OF RECORD

Franklin County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DALE EDWARD GREIFE
POSTED ON 10.27.2020
POSTED BY: Brian C Arnold

A great man of courage and patriotism

You were my fathers Cousin. My fathers name is Richard C Arnold. His mother Evelyn was your aunt. Thank you Dale for your sacrifices to our country. I followed your lead with 5 tours of duty in combat and retired as an E8/ MSG after serving in the Army with the 160th SOAR. Army Aviation was an amazing career. I would have never chose it without you. My father loved running the woods and fishing with you as kids. Amazing story of true American Patriotism here. My father and uncle Tom and grandfather Maynard served as well. Strong history of military service in our blood. See you on the other side Chief.
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POSTED ON 8.31.2020
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

Without people like you our great nation would not exist. Rest in peace WO. Greife, I salute your brave soul.
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POSTED ON 8.27.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 70th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 9.21.2019

Final Mission of WO1 Dale E. Greife

On June 10, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 66-16409), call sign Ghostrider 409, from the 189th Assault Helicopter Company (“Ghostriders”), was flying in the vicinity of the Jurai Montagnard village of Edap Enang (also know as “Tin City”) near Duc Co, a U.S. Special Forces camp west of Pleiku in the Central Highlands. While flying low-level underneath cloud cover, the helicopter reportedly suffered a broken transmission strap. A chase helicopter noticed Ghostrider 409 had unusual lateral vibrations whenever it was placed in a steep left bank as the pilot maneuvered to avoid hostile groundfire. Moments later, the helicopter lost power, nearly became inverted, and was brought back under control as the aircraft commander, WO1 Dale E. Greife, attempted to autorotate into an opening in the jungle below. There was not enough airspeed and altitude available to complete the maneuver, and the aircraft went into the trees 200 feet short of the clearing. Greife died when a tree penetrated the rear of the cockpit area and pinned him to the roof, killing him instantly. The crew chief, SP5 Ronald W. Rash, was thrown out of the helicopter. Rash suffered multiple internal injuries and died a few minutes after the crash. The co-pilot escaped serious injury, except for minor cuts, bruises, and sprained right ankle. The door gunner fractured his back and received facial lacerations, although he was able to walk out to a clearing with the co-pilot. They were rescued and flown to the 77th Evacuation Hospital at Pleiku. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and the book “Secret Green Beret Commandos in Cambodia: A Memorial History of MACV-SOG's in Cambodia” by Fred S. Lindsey]
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POSTED ON 2.6.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear WO Dale Greife,
Thank you for your service as an Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot. It has been too long, and it's about time 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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