WILMER N GRUBB
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HONORED ON PANEL 4E, LINE 97 OF THE WALL

WILMER NEWLIN GRUBB

WALL NAME

WILMER N GRUBB

PANEL / LINE

4E/97

DATE OF BIRTH

08/14/1932

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/26/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ALDAN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Delaware County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILMER NEWLIN GRUBB
POSTED ON 2.15.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Prisoner of War Medal Award

CITATION:
Major Wilmer Newlin Grubb (AFSN: AO-2211784), United States Air Force, was held as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from January 26, 1966 until his death in captivity on or about February 4, 1966.
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POSTED ON 5.3.2019
POSTED BY: Evelyn Rebecca Barkhurst Truex

Your Bracelet

I still have my MIA bracelet with your name & missing date. I have only recently learned what happened to you. I always checked the Fayetteville Observer newspaper for your name. My first name is Evelyn, like your wife's. Would like to contact your sons.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear LTC Wilmer Grubb,
Thank you for your service as a 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 3.14.2018

Final Mission of CPT Wilmer N. Grubb

On January 26, 1966, CPT Wilmer N. Grubb was the pilot of a USAF McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo reconnaissance aircraft from the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron sent on an unarmed photo reconnaissance mission over Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam. The flight occurred during a Christmas bombing halt. As Grubb's aircraft was about twenty miles southwest of the city of Quang Khe, it experienced difficulty in gaining altitude and crashed into a hillside. The next day, the communist New China News Agency began publicizing the capture of CPT Grubb, followed closely by the Hanoi, who conveniently obscured the true nature (unarmed photo reconnaissance) of Grubb's mission. On February 3, Radio Hanoi broadcast a statement attributed to Grubb. On February 7, there was another broadcast, this time in Grubb's voice. Beginning on February 10, photographs of him appeared in communist countries around the world. He appeared healthy except for a wound in the leg. But four years later, Hanoi announced that he died nine days after capture "as a result of injuries in crash." In 1973, when 591 Americans were released from POW camps in Hanoi, Grubb was not among them. A year later, the Vietnamese returned his remains, saying he had died in captivity as a result of wounds received in the crash. Grubb was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel during the time he was in captivity. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Chanteyl Fulp

Lt Col Newk Grubb

I bought my POW/MIA bracelet in 1968. It listed Lt.Col N.W. "Newk" Grubb. I wore the cuff until 1975, then gently stored it in my jewelry box inside an archival envelope.

If there are any direct family members (wife, sibling, children, grandchildren) of Lt Col Grubb who would value my cuff, I am willing to give you this cherished piece of history.
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