7/23/68 Fallen Brother RVN
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7/23/68 BUL2 Gregory P. Helsley, Butte, MT Danang NMCB 58

Gregory Phillip Helsley

Home of Record: Butte, Montana
Date of birth: Friday, 04/30/1948

MILITARY DATA
Service: Navy (Regular)
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Builder 2nd Class
ID No: 3919046
MOS: BUL Builder (Light)
LenSvc: Between 2 and 3 years
Unit: MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BN 58, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Friday, 12/15/1967
Cas Date: Tuesday, 07/23/1968
Age at Loss: 20
Remains: Body recovered
Location: Danang, Quang Nam, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, died outright
Reason: Artillery, rocket, or mortar - Ground casualty

http://www.virtualwall.org/dh/HelsleyGP01a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 51W Line 039

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/22444/GREGORY-P-HELSLEY/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Gregory-Helsley23July68NMCB-58/18210728_BnjcLp#!i=1399775561&k=dkVv3JC

Gregory is buried at:
Midvale City Cemetery
492 W 6th Ave.
Midvale, UT. 84047
Plot K, Lot 95, Grave 4.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Helsley&GSiman=1&GScid=77331&GRid=132104&

DCR Report:
The Battalion was in Condition 1 Alert for approximately 2 hours due to an enemy rocket attack on Camp Haskins North, Camp Books and the neighboring First Air Cavalry Helicopter Facility. Three 82MM rockets impacted in Camp Haskins North. The battalion suffered one KIA, BU2 Greg P. Helsley and one seriously injured WIA.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1st Marine Division's Command Chronology for July 1968 reports a number of rocket attacks on the Danang complex on 23 and 24 July. Although the heaviest casualties occurred at the Force Logistics Command compound just northwest of Danang, the SeaBee compound was hit as well, with Petty Officer Helsley killed and two others wounded.



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