TOBY R GRITZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

TOBY RICHARD GRITZ

WALL NAME

TOBY R GRITZ

PANEL / LINE

12W/42

DATE OF BIRTH

12/09/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/25/1970

HOME OF RECORD

SANTA BARBARA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Santa Barbara County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR TOBY RICHARD GRITZ
POSTED ON 3.25.2021
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Award

Lt. Toby Richard Gritz was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his sustained heroism in action.
He served as a Helicopter Pilot and was assigned to HML-367, MAG-16, 1ST MAW, III MAF.
See https://marines.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 2.12.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Toby Gritz,
Thank you for your service as a HMH/M/L/A/ (I) 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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POSTED ON 4.26.2017
POSTED BY: Elmer Davis LtCol USMC (Ret)

From Quantico to Viet Nam

A great friend who I served with from TBS at MCB Quantico in 1967, Flight School, his wedding in Meridian, MS and our transition to the UH-1E at MCB Camp Pendleton. Toby, Steve Wistrand and I sat together and watched the evening movie, outside the MCAS Marble Mountain Officer's club, the night of 24 March 1970, only hours before the accident.

Semper Fi
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POSTED ON 11.21.2015
POSTED BY: Col John P. Gritz, SF, USA-Ret

Our Toby

Thank you for your comments and caring. My oldest brother, Toby, was killed in the mid-air collision of two Cobra attack helicopters returning to Marble Mountain Da Nang for hot reload 18 days from finishing his second tour. He left a wife & new son, both our parents, five brothers, and many, many friends. He loved pretty girls, fast Chevys, Surfing, Skydiving, Flying, being an Officer of Marines and the Corps. I got a break to fly with him out of Quang Tri... And I escorted him home. To us? He's always 25 and smiling.
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POSTED ON 12.17.2014
POSTED BY: TERRY LANE

TOBY GRITZ

YOU WERE SOMETHING SPECIAL. WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME IN THE VENTURA COLLEGE NEWMAN CLUB 1962-64. YOU COULD TURN ANY DULL MOMENT INTO A LAUGHING EVENT FOR EVERYONE. YOU SERVED WITH GREAT HONOR - THANK YOU. IF I HAD KNOWN THEN, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU, I WOULD HAVE ASKED THE ARMY FOR SPECIAL PERMISSION TO HAVE BEEN YOUR ESCORT OFFICER HOME FROM NAM. WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS THAT "FUN TO BE WITH" 19-20 YEAR OLD FRIEND FROM SIMI, CA.
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