Mike Crabtree

11/18/1967  Mike Crabtree, Wife Lynne and Daughter Chris 
Football Plebe Year – Numerials

Company Commander 4/503 Infantry, Killed in Combat 18 November 1967. Glen Blumhardt arranged for Classmates attending the Infantry Advance Coarse to fly to West Point for Mike’s Burial. It Hurt.

Dave Phillips – – Christine the B1 guys will talk your ear off at the 50th as your dad was legendary. One story he told me was when he got injured at plebe football practice and was being carried off on a stretcher, he saw his teammates coming over to him and thought, “What a wonderful gesture. All my buddies coming over to see if I am ok.” When the others got to Mike, all they did was scavenge his helmet, shoes, and hip pads.


  1. Christine Crabtree-Stetegman
    Posted March 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    This story makes me giggle every time I think it. Thanks for sharing it.———Christine Crabtree-Stegeman

  2. forwhattheygave
    Posted March 24, 2014 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Your Dad was a Good Man

  3. Christine Crabtree-Stegeman
    Posted April 4, 2014 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    It’s spring now and I’m thinking of you and of the all the wonderful stories your friends have shared. You were a man of integrity, leadership and someone who was always up for a good prank. Love and miss you always.

  4. forwhattheygave
    Posted April 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Christine – select some of the comments, check with the author and post on your Dad’s site. Phil

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