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GLENN EDWARD ASMUSSEN


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

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Seeing his photo

    Posted on 4/6/18 - by Lea Valerio
    I have been wearing his MIA bracelet for many years now & will continue to do so. It was very nice to see his face. I would like his family to know that so long as I live & wear his bracelet, he will not be forgotten.
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  • Casualty at Sea

    Posted on 10/15/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    The USS Navasota (AO-106) was a fleet oiler which replenished warships with fuel oil, aviation gasoline, and jet fuel. Sometime before midnight on February 4, 1966, the Navasota had refueled both the USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887) and the USS Waddell (DDG-24). After refueling, the two ships somehow got on a collision course with each other, which resulted in the Brinkley Bass ramming the Waddell very near her centerline. A repair team that had been dispatched to the Brinkley Bass from the Navasota was being flown back by a SH-3A (#149926) helicopter from the USS Ranger when the rotor blades begin to break apart, sending the helicopter into a spin and crashing into the ocean. The sailors survived the crash and could be seen swimming as they struggled to keep their heads above the stormy waters. Another helicopter was immediately dispatched to rescue the sailors, but as it approached the area where they were swimming, it also went down. It appeared to witnesses that the helicopter had gone down right on top of the sailors, but somehow it had miraculously missed hitting them. The surviving sailors were rescued by a third helicopter and flown to the Ranger where they were examined and treated for injuries. Three Navasota crewmen, however, were lost in the mishap: SFC Bernard J. Sparenberg, SF1 Glenn E. Asmussen, and SFM2 Dan D. McConnaughhay. Their remains were not recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and portcall24.com]
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  • THANKS

    Posted on 10/6/16 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    I HOPE SOMEONE POSTS YOUR PICTURE BECAUSE A WALL OF FACES NEEDS YOUR FACE.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/6/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SHIPFITTER 1ST CLASS.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A NAVY SHIPFITTER FROM THE U.S.S. NAVOSOTA. YOU ARE MIA. PEACE COME HOME.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/8/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SF1 Glenn Edward Asmussen, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.