|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1947|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 1969, Vietnam|
US Navy Seaman, Raymond Joseph Krekelberg, Vietnam Veteran and native of St Paul, Minnesota.
US Navy Seaman Raymond Joseph Krekelberg was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Navy, SN Krekelberg served our country until January 21st, 1969 in Binh Hoa, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Raymond died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. Raymond was born on September 24th, 1947 in St Paul, Minnesota. SN Krekelberg is on panel 34W, line 049 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 2 years.
Junior Year In High School: Small Tribute, Another classmate. Our military service years overlapped but we went different roads, me Army, you Navy. I stumbled on your gravesite at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery this year and your name registered. You were there our junior year in high school and disappeared our senior year however, I remember you from then. Nice kid you were as I remember. A number of our classmates didn't make it back and some that did got pretty beat up. Rest easy friend, you did your military job. You were a quiet kid with good potential. I'm sorry. Ed Holt.
Shipmate: It's been 34 years now and I can still remember the sounds and smells of that terrible day in Vietnam aboard the Tom Green County. I was a ships Yeoman and remember typing the letter to your parents. I thought at the time why couldn't the Captain hand write a letter to your parents on his personal stationary and make your death a little more personal, but that was to much to ask. Raymond Sharp was also killed that day on the Tom Green. You were both working in the ships galley preparing meals for the crew. Ray Frerichs, 26668 C70, Hinton, Iowa 51024 DinCharles@aol.com.
We were Shipmates: Those who served with you on the Tom Green County LST 1159 will never forget your sacrifice. You did your duty, and did it well. Your memory lives with your shipmates. Loyd Lovell, 14414 66th Street Northeast, Lake Stevens, WA. 98258 Candidlovell@aol.com.
He is the Son of Mr and Mrs Jules Joseph Krekelberg of St Paul, Minnesota.
US Navy Seaman Raymond Joseph Krekelberg served as an able Seaman on the USS Tom Green County, Task Force-117, United States Naval Forces.
He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal, The Navy Unit Commendation Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, The Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, The Vietnam Service Medal with Three Devices and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Plot: Section J, Site 2244
Maintained by: Tom Reece
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3463717