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GLENN RICHARD COOK


is honored on Panel 17W, Line 100 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • You remain in my thoughts

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Kristina Sazaki
    I used to wear an MIA bracelet with your name on it when I was in high school. It stays on my desk today. I now have a son who is as old as you were when you went missing. I want your family to know that I think of you often. Rest in Peace.
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  • Final Mission of CAPT Glenn R. Cook

    Posted on 1/17/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    MAJ John L. Espenshied was the observer aboard an O-2A Cessna observation aircraft on a flight over South Vietnam on October 21, 1969. CAPT Glenn R. Cook was the pilot of the aircraft. At a point where the Provinces of Tuyen Duc, Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa meet, the aircraft went down, and neither man was found after several days of searching. The U.S. judged that there could be no way of knowing whether the enemy found the crash, or whether they had been killed or survived. They were listed as Missing in Action. Neither airman was released with other American POWs in 1973. In December, 1988, the Vietnamese "discovered" the body of John L. Espenshied and returned it to U.S. control. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Glenn R. Cook’s remains have not been recovered. [Taken from pownetwork.org]

    Note on image: “I was flying the same day out of Cam Rahn Bay, 0-2, 21 TASS, and Glen was giving MAJ Espenshield an observer ride. He heard I was up and located my airplane and flew up on my wing. For some reason I had a camera and I snapped the picture. When developed, I noted the "Last flight of Glen Cook" on it and it somehow disappeared for 30 some years. His flight never returned--absolutely unknown why. They started a search and rescue that afternoon, but nothing was ever found. Don't know if this picture means anything to anyone, but it is authentic.” (From Jerry Shirley, Major, USAF Retired)
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  • mia braclet

    Posted on 1/4/16 - by Dana SToffel dana.stoffel@yahoo.com
    I wore Capt. Glenn Cooks Bracelet for 18 years untill it broke in half. I have always wondered what happened to him. I still have the bracelet, and my grandson had to have a story about a mia and of course I thought of MY mia. He looked him up on google. I was so surprised to find him. I feel like he was a part of my life after wearing that bracelet so long. Please know there were many people thinking of him for many years Our birthdays are only a month apart so even at 70 years old I still thought of that bracelet. God grant you peace. Dana Stoffel
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  • A friend we never met.

    Posted on 8/31/15 - by anniermr@hotmail.com
    My family has had Capt. Glenn Cook's MIA bracelet for almost my entire life. Even though we never knew him, are not related it still seems like he's a member of our family. When the traveling memorial wall came here to Denver we made sure to go see it and find his name. I often think of his family and hope that someday he is found and brought home.
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  • Thank you

    Posted on 12/12/14 - by Gladys Brandstoettner
    I never met you, but I do know you. I wore a MIA bracelet for many, many, years that had your name on it. I still have it. I want to thank you for your service and all that you did for our Country.
    Rest in Peace Capt.
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