LTC Wilmer Newlin “Newk” Grubb

LTC Wilmer Newlin “Newk” Grubb

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Feb 1966 (aged 33)
Vietnam
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 8 Site 658 E-1.
Memorial ID 10815818 · View Source
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Vietnam War Airman. Prisoner of War. A resident of Aldan, he was a member of the Lansdowne-Aldan High School Class of 1950. He was captain of the school's football team, served as junior class president, and Student Council treasurer. He later graduated from Penn State where he studied agricultural economics. While at Penn State he met his future wife Evelyn. Later the couple had three sons. He joined the Air Force and achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel. Grubb's plane crashed into a hillside after failing to gain altitude while on a photo reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam in 1966. Initially listed as a prisoner of war by Hanoi, it was later discovered that Grubb had died nine days after his plane was shot down. It was not until 1974 that his body was identified and released to the United States government. During the eight years between his death and the return of his remains, his wife was active in the League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action. Grubb's name is included on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The position of his name is Panel 04E-Row 097.


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 19 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10815818
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Wilmer Newlin “Newk” Grubb (4 Aug 1932–4 Feb 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10815818, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .