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is honored on Panel 5W, Line 56 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 10/13/16 - by
    SP4 Glenn R. Ethington was a light-wheel vehicle mechanic serving with the 178th Assault Support Helicopter Company (“Boxcars”). On January 19, 1971, SP4 Ethington drowned when trying to save a Vietnamese civilian while swimming at an unauthorized beach approximately one mile north of Chu Lai Airfield in Quang Tin Province, RVN. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/20/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Glenn Ray Ethington, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/19/14 - by A Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Spec. 4 Ethington for your courage and leadership.
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 11/20/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

  • Hello Glenn

    Posted on 10/1/02 - by Joe 'Ragman' Tarnovsky
    It has been almost 32 years since you left us, Glenn, I'll never forget that morning when Mom Noe drove over to the apartment Eddie and I had and told us of your death. I stil remember when you were in AIT at Fort Knox and came down to see me in basic training. Although we weren't "blood family" we were still family and when Mom, Eddie and Charlie made me part of their clan, I was lucky to get a great cousin such as yourself. I have been down to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Lexington, Kentucky a number of times, Glenn, and I have ran my fingers and hands over your name many, many times. You made the Supreme Sacrifice for your country and I will NEVER let the people of America forget your selflessness and how you answered your country's call to fight in South Vietnam. I know you are with Mom Noe now, Eddie, Charlie and I miss her dearly, but she is no longer suffering. I know you were there to greet her when she crossed over into Heaven and I can just see you both smiling and hugging each other when you met. Take care, my Vietnam Veteran Brother, and please know that you are loved and will NEVER be forgotten!

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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