Edward Bernard Cribb

Army of the United States
02 February 1939 - 26 August 1963
Cactus, Arizona
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Army Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Edward Bernard Cribb

29 May 2005

Edward Bernard Cribb was shot down while piloting a Gurmann Mohawk twin engine recon fixed wing aircraft on August 26, 1963. His Mohawk was hit by enemy fire and there was insufficent time for him to eject.

I am a fellow Vietnam veteran - I served as a grunt (MOS 11C) with Company E, 1/7, 1st Cavalry, based out of Bien Hoa, South VietNam. I married Edward's sister Deidre in 1976.

Don Gibson

06 Aug 2007

Ed Cribb was one of my high school buddies. We went through high school ROTC together. Ed boot-strapped into OCS and I was commissioned through College ROTC. We were both in the Army at the time Ed was killed. My wife and I met his widow after he died; she showed us a picture of his son, who he had never seen - he was Ed's spitting image. Ed was a true hero, and there is not a day goes by that I don't remember him, and mourn his loss. Our high school class will have its 50th reunion this year (2007). His image will be prominently on display there. His passing was a great loss to us all.

John Marshall

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Captain Bernard Cribb was a pilot with the 23rd Special Warfare Aviation Detachment, then based out of Nha Trang and Vung Tau. He was flying OV-1C tail number 61-2707 with an ARVN observer when his aircraft was hit near Thua Duc approxroximately 24 km south-southeast of Go Cong. As far as is known both men died in the crash.

Captain Cribb had survived the crash of OV-1C 61-2702 on 09 Mar 1963; he spent two days on the ground before being picked up on 11 Mar 1963.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother-in-law,
Don Gibson

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 06 Jun 2005
Last updated 03/15/2008