Nutley Sons Killed in Action in Vietnam War
Nutley, New Jersey
December 31, 1960 to May 7, 1975
Nutley population 1960: 29,513
Richard Bates Jr., 19, of Margaret Avenue, was killed in action in a Viet Cong ambush on Sept. 16, 1966, near Quangtri, Vietnam.
Colonel Robert Brinckmann, 38, of 73 Oakley Terrace, was killed in action when he was shot down Nov. 4, 1966, in North Vietnam.
Alfred Critelli, 24, formerly of Nutley, was killed in action in Vietnam on Dec. 11, 1968.
1st Lt. David Dinan III, 25, of 15 Hawthorne Avenue, was killed March 17, 1969, in Laos, after he was forced to bail out of a F105 jet. His repatriated remains were interred on April 25, 2018, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Corporal Matthew Dwyer, 21, was killed in Vietnam when his helicopter was shot down on February 28, 1968.
Richard Greenspan, 21, of 21 Povershon Road, was killed in action in Quan-Tri Province, Vietnam, on Nov. 10, 1968.
Michael Halpin, 21, of 99 Brookdale Avenue, was killed in action in Tah Ninh, Vietnam, on Jan. 19, 1968.
Corporal Arthur Rego, 21, of 11 Memphis Avenue, was killed in action in Vietnam on Jan. 26, 1966. He is the war's first casualty from Nutley.
Thomas Van Houten, 19, of 115 Raymond Avenue, was killed in action in Vietnam on Jan. 23, 1967.
Second Generation Nutley Honor Roll
Charles Richard Katt Guttilla, 23, son of Aileen and Charles Katt, was killed in action in Vietnam on Feb. 20, 1967. His father, Charles Katt of Nutley, was killed in action in North Africa on Nov. 27, 1943.
Rego, Corporal Arthur, Jan. 26, 1966 DaNang, Vietnam
Bates Jr., Richard, Sept. 17, 1966 Quangtri, Vietnam
Brinckmann, Colonel Robert, Nov. 4, 1966
VanHouten, Thomas, Jan. 24, 1967 Mekong Delta
Halpin, Michael, Jan. 19, 1968
Dwyer, Corporal Matthew, Feb. 28, 1968
Greenspan, Richard, Nov. 10, 1968
Critelli, Alfred, Dec. 11, 1968
Dinan, David, March 17, 1969
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