Name: George Gregory Kilbuck
Birth Date: 20 Aug 1943
Death Date: 27 Aug 1965
Race: American Indian (American)
Home City: Bethel
Home State: Alaska
Religion: Baptist - Other Groups
Marital Status: Single (Spouse Not Listed)
SSN/Service #: 10820407
Citizen Status: U.S.
Death Date: 27 Aug 1965
Processed Date: Aug 1965
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Hostile - Died While Missing
Casualty Reason: Multi-Fragment Wounds
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG)
Military Grade: Private First Class
Pay Grade: Private First Class (U.S. Army) or Airman First Class (U.S. Air Force) or Lance Corporal (U.S. Marine Corps) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: A,C,D,F,H,S,Or T; Second Column: A; Third And Fourth Columns: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard)
Length of Service : 01
Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)
Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File
Oscar Kilbuck, 77
Bethel resident Oscar Kilbuck, 77, died June 26, 2006, in a private-care home in Anchorage. Family wrote that a heart condition did not prevent him from living a full life but that his death came when his heart tired.
Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Moravian Church with the Rev. Walter Larson officiating. Pallbearers will include Jacob Daniel, Oscar Sam, David Maxie, David McCarr, Walter Larson and James Active. Honorary pallbearers, in memoriam, will be David Larson and Alexie Larson. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery.
Mr. Kilbuck was born Feb. 15, 1929, to Young and Elena Kilbuck, in Napakiak, where he was raised. He later married in Whittier and worked in Anchorage before moving to Bethel.
He worked for the Alaska Railroad, retiring in 1968 after more than 25 years of service.
Family wrote: "Oscar traveled far and wide to attend fiddle dance events. He danced from beginning to end, gracefully and with zest. He was a member of the Bethel Moravian Church and served in the Alaska Territorial Guard.
"Oscar's confirmation verse was Matthew 5:3 and his favorite gospel song 'Sing, Sing, Sing.' "
Survivors include his former wife, Lucy Daniel of Bethel; son, Gregory Kilbuck of Bethel; daughter and son-in-law, Elena and Mike Rath of Ketchikan; daughters, Mary Kilbuck of Bethel and June Kilbuck of Anchorage; grandsons, William and Mandy of Bethel; brother, Donald Kilbuck of Anchorage; sisters, Anna Beebe of Anchorage and Mary Willie of Napakiak; and many nephews, nieces and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Kilbuck; brothers, Allen, George and Gregory Kilbuck; and sisters, Carrie Kilbuck, Florence Cash and Elizabeth O'Donnell.