Glenn Dill Mann
First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
Name: GLENN DILL MANN
Date of Birth: 3/17/1940
Date of Casualty: 11/23/1965
Home of Record: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: BINH THUAN
SLAIN MARINE FLIER HONORED
Washington, December 8, 1965 - The South Vietnam Government has awarded posthumously the gallantry cross with palm to Lietuenant Glen Mann, Marine Corps helicopter pilot and foster son of the United States Ambassador to Thailand, Graham A. Martin.
Lieutenant Mann, killed in action November
23, was buried today in Arlington National Cemetery.
A Marine Observation Squadron Six (VMO-6) pilot, First Lieutenant Mann was hit with machinegun fire while flying an armed Huey helicopter trying to smash a Viet Cong attack on Thach Tru, a government outpost 35 miles south of Chu Lai. His was one of four Hueys credited with smashing two heavy machinegun emplacements which were pivots of the action.
After the Memorial Services, conducted in the
tent-chapel of Marine Air Group 36 (MAG-36) ambassador Martin was given
his foster son's Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, with Palm. Awarded
for the Lieutenant's valor during the strike, the nedal was presented to
the Ambassador by Colonel Pham Van Phu of the 2nd Army Division, Army of
the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN).
MANN, GLENN D
1ST LT USMC
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/17/1940
DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/1965
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4140-K
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 29 July 2007