Nutley Sons Killed in Action in Vietnam War

Nutley, New Jersey

Vietnam War

December 31, 1960 to May 7, 1975

Nutley population 1960: 29,513
KIA Vietnam: 9

Eagle Scout Project, Vietnam Conflict memorial, Nutley NJ,  A Buccino

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

Richard Bates Jr.

Colonel Robert Brinckmann

Alfred Critelli

1st Lt. David Dinan III

Corporal Matthew Dwyer

Richard Greenspan

Michael Halpin

Corporal Arthur Rego

Thomas VanHouten

Charles Katt Guttilla

Sources include

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Virtual Wall

The Wall

Veterans History Project

Nutley Sons Honor Roll

For more information, read:

NUTLEY SONS HONOR ROLL Remembering the Men Who Paid For Our Freedom

Nutley Sons Honor Roll - Remembering The Men Who Paid For Our Freedom

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