TRIEBEL, THEODORE WALLACE
Name: Theodore Wallace Triebel
Rank/Branch: United States Navy/O4
Date of Birth: 12 November 1941
Home City of Record: Vienna VA
Date of Loss: 27 August 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 201800 North 1054600 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Other Personnel in Incident:
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data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
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SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
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THEODORE W. TRIEBEL
Lieutenant Commander - United States Navy
Shot Down: August 27, 1972
Released: March 29, 1973
I graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1964 and received my wings January
1966. I completed training in the F4 "Phantom" at NAS Miramar, California and
joined VF-213, the Black Lions, for two combat cruises to Southeast Asia
aboard the Kitty Hawk (CVA-63). Received orders to Air Force exchange in
August 1968 and flew with the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, the Black Sheep,
at Holloman AFB, New Mexico for two years. After a short refresher in VF-121,
I joined VF-151, the Vigilantes, in November 1970. I completed a third combat
cruise and was halfway through the fourth when I landed in North Vietnam. It
was 27 August 1972. I was released on 29 March 1973, a day which will burn
bright in my mind forever as I crossed into a medium of freedom.
I have a beautiful family. My third child on 20 December 1972, a boy named Jacob Wallace.
In the middle is Tobin Theodore, born 4 August 1969, and Gretchen JoAnn is my
oldest, born 16 April 1967.
Many thoughts took form and perspective while I was in solitary confinement
and confronted with the unknown. I will not try to give a dissertation here or
endeavor to sum up diverse thoughts with d few platitudes. I do suggest that
every American periodically partake of some introspection; he may find some
truths or answers to questions which had before evaded him. One thing I came
to comprehend fully was the meaning of Freedom. We Americans experience it
daily, many people do not. Freedom is the life blood of human society. It
deserves our commitment to its eternal preservation.
I am now attending the University of Washington in Seattle and am taking a two
year masters program in International Relations. The mission the Navy
fulfills, the responsibility offered, the personal rewards received and the
friends one makes are reasons why I would like to continue in a Naval career.
Theodore Trieble retired from the United States Navy as a Capt. He and Cara
reside in North Carolina.
Tobin Theodore Triebel of New Market (Lake Linganore), Maryland, died
late Friday evening, November 7, 2008 at the University of North
Carolina Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in pedestrian/motor
vehicle collision. Tobin was visiting the area with his family at the
time of the accident. His immediate family and friends were with him
until his passing.
Tobin was born on August 4, 1969 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Tobin's
family moved to Lexington Park, Maryland in 1977 and he graduated from
Great Mills High School in 1987. He then attended the University of
Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where he majored in Emergency Health
Services (EHS) and received his Bachelors Degree in EHS and became
Nationally Registered as an EMT-Paramedic. While at UMBC he met the
love of his life Susan (Sue) Shryock. They were married and have two
beautiful daughters Hannah (age 16) and Erika (age 13). They moved to
New Market in 1994 where they have lived ever since.
Tobin Triebel was a First Sergeant with the Maryland State Police and
served the Department and the Citizens of the State with distinction
during the past 13 years and 4 months; the length of his career with
MSP. First Sergeant Triebel was appointed to the 106th Trooper
Candidate Police Academy Class in July 1995 and proved to be an
exceptional Trooper, graduating in the top of his class. He was
initially assigned to the Golden Ring Barrack as a road trooper, and in
1996 was selected to join the Aviation Command where he worked as a
Trooper/Flight Paramedic. First Sergeant Triebel was a licensed Flight
Paramedic in the Aviation Command, and at the time of his death was the
Aviation Command Training Section Supervisor. Prior to his current
assignment, he served as the Western Region Supervisor overseeing the
Frederick and Cumberland Aviation Sections, and had also previously been
the Aviation Command's Frederick Section Supervisor (Trooper 3).
Tobin will be remembered as a devoted dad and husband who lived for his
family. He was his girls' number one fan, from coaching Erika's soccer
team to announcing Hannah's high school soccer games. He had a passion
for rugby and played with the Frederick Rugby Club for fifteen years. He
was known for being a rugged player that ran the ball fearlessly and
Tobin is survived by his wife Susan of seventeen years and daughters
Hannah and Erika; mother Carolyn Triebel; father Theodore Triebel and
step mother Cara; brothers Adam and Jacob; sisters Kristen and Gretchen,
brother-in-law Daryl and niece Josephine. Tobin is also survived by
grandmother Dorothy McCaslin and his uncle and aunt Ed and Pat Cole and
their families of St. Mary's County.
His extended family includes father and mother-in-law Wakeman and Norma
Shryock of Hagerstown; brother-in-law Larry and wife Pat; sister-in-law
Kelly and husband Todd; nieces Paige, Rachel, Emily, and Leah and nephew
Nathan; and a host of friends that will surely never forget him.
Tobin's final loving gesture was the gift of life through organ donation.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 5:00 to
8:00 pm at the Monocacy Valley Church, 9861 Old National Pike,
Ijamsville, MD 21754.
A memorial service will be held at the church on Friday November 14,
2008 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to MFPA Triebel Trust, PO
Box 547, Cumberland, MD 21501-0547, for his daughters' education.
Ted is home now from the hospital, but still in serious condition and badly
broken up - six ribs, scapula and spine injuries, to name a few. He's
expected to fully recover, but it will take some time.
His car ran off the right side of the road, hit a mailbox, went into a ditch,
rolled over and crashed into a tree.
The 2 tragedies are unrelated.