GEORGE L KLEIBER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 18W, LINE 33 OF THE WALL

GEORGE L KLEIBER JR

WALL NAME

GEORGE L KLEIBER JR

PANEL / LINE

18W/33

DATE OF BIRTH

05/11/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/04/1969

HOME OF RECORD

DANVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hendricks County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GEORGE L KLEIBER JR
POSTED ON 1.2.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt George Kleiber, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantry Unit Commander. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the 9th Day of Christmas, Merry Christmas and happy New Year in heaven. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.23.2018
POSTED BY: Fellow officer and friend-++. Mike Switzer

You were the best,

Could always count on you for an honest and true assessment of any mission or problem
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POSTED ON 7.18.2017

Final Mission of 1LT George L. Kleiber Jr.

On September 4, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-15475) from the 177th Assault Helicopter Company crashed in Bien Hoa Province, RVN, after losing a blade from its tail rotor. Five crewmen and two passengers were killed in the incident. The lost crew included pilots CPT Michael R. Reitz and 1LT John E. Klingen, crew chief SP4 Richard A. Stanley, gunner SP4 Reginald P. Begnoche, and observer 1LT Layne H. Connevey. The two lost passengers were 1LT Kenneth T. Cummings and 1LT George L. Kleiber Jr. This aircraft was the Command & Control helicopter operating with three slicks (troop transport helicopters) and two helicopter gunships with the 151st LRRP teams. The aircraft had just completed its second mission for the day and refueled at Red Catcher pad after flying for approximately one hour. After taking off from the Red Catcher pad, the aircraft entered downwind for landing at the 151st LRRP pad (located 1 mile to the east of Red Catcher). While flying at approximately 200 to 300 feet of altitude, a tail rotor blade separated from the tail rotor hub. The pilot notified the control tower that he had just lost his tail rotor. The aircraft turned right, going into a yaw, and then spun around 3 to 4 revolutions. As the aircraft was spinning, the main rotor blades appeared to slow down and mast bumping was encountered. About the third 360 degree turn, the mast snapped and the main rotor blades fell backwards, severing the tail boom. The aircraft stopped spinning and fell straight to the ground in an upright position. Upon contact with the ground the aircraft burst into flames, completely destroying itself by fire and killing all aboard. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 5.28.2016
POSTED BY: The Straders of Brownsburg

Hoosier Hero

This Memorial Day Weekend, we remember 1LT Kleiber as a patriot and a Hoosier who gave all for freedom and liberty. May we live our lives in such a way as to be worthy of his sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 9.4.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT George L Kleiber Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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