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GLENN CHARLES DYER


is honored on Panel 1E, Line 69 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of 1LT Glenn Charles Dyer

    Posted on 7/6/17 - by Mark Coonrad mcoonrad78@gmail.com
    U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant Glenn Charles Dyer from Greensboro, North Carolina was an A-1E Skyraider pilot assigned to the 602nd Fighter Squadron, 34th Tactical Group, 13th Air Force based at Bien Hoa Airbase, Republic of South Vietnam. On October 26, 1964 1LT Dyer and a Vietnamese Air Force co-pilot were flying on airborne alert when they were diverted to support ground operations in the area. While making a napalm run on an enemy target, the tail of the A-1E Skyraider struck trees and crashed, killing both men.

    1LT Dyer was a 1960 graduate of East Carolina College and was a six time All-American diver. He had previously been trained as an F-100 Super Sabre pilot. He was a 26 year old married father of a three year old son when he died.

    [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and findagrave.com]
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  • Greensboro (NC) Daily News - October 28, 1964

    Posted on 5/2/15 - by Jim McIlhenney christianamacks@comcast.net
    GLENN C. DYER
    IS KILLED
    IN VIET NAM

    The Air Force yesterday iden-
    tified the pilot of an A1E Sky-
    raider killed on a dive bomb-
    ing run on South Viet Nam
    Monday as First Lt. Glenn
    Charles Dyer, 26, son of Mr.
    and Mrs. Lewis A. Dyer of 507
    Woodvale Drive in Greensboro.
    The Air Force said Dyer and
    a South Vietnamese crewman
    were killed when the plane
    crashed on a dive bombing run
    30 miles north of Saigon. An
    Air Force spokesman said the
    plane was originally sent out on
    an air cover mission and was
    later diverted to the bombing
    assignment.
    Wife In Salisbury
    The wife of the pilot, the
    former Julie Smith, daughter
    of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Smith
    of Salisbury, was notified yes-
    terday of his death in a tele-
    gram which was sent to her at
    Salisbury where she has been
    making her home since Lt. Dyer
    went overseas in June.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dyer, the par-
    ents of the pilot, were preparing
    to move to Charlotte next
    month where Dyer is manager
    of the Charlotte division of F.H.
    Ross & Co., a chemical and
    laundry machinery firm.
    Lt. Dyer graduated from
    Greensboro Senior (now Grim-
    sley) High School in 1956 and
    graduated from East Carolina
    College in 1960. He went from
    college into the Air Force at
    Laredo, Tex., and left for over-
    seas from the Myrtle Beach Air
    Force Base.
    In addition to his wife and
    his parents, he is survived by
    a son, David, 3; two brothers,
    Don Wesley and Michael Dyer,
    both of Greensboro; and his
    grandmother, Mrs. Irene Her-
    man of Decatur, Ga.
    Lt. Dyer was born in De-
    catur, Ga., but moved to
    Greensboro in time to attend
    junior high school here.
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  • If I should die...remembrances for 1LT Glenn Charles DYER, USAF...who made the ultimate sacrifice!!!

    Posted on 3/11/15
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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  • Childhood friend from Winona Park Grammar School

    Posted on 10/21/14
    Would like to contact his widow or any of his children.

    My name is Ben Fladger, live near Gainesville,Georgia.

    My E-mail address is fladgerb@bellsouth.net







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  • Childhood friend from Winona Park Grammar School

    Posted on 10/21/14
    Would like to contact his widow or any of his children.

    My name is Ben Fladger, live near Gainesville,Georgia.

    My E-mail address is fladgerb@bellsouth.net







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