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GLENN JESSE FORD III


is honored on Panel 35W, Line 47 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SGT Glenn E. Hobart III

    Posted on 11/23/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On January 7, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A (tail number 152552), call sign Lady Ace, from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM 164), was conducting a routine flight between Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF) and Chu Lai for mail and passengers when it crashed into a mountain west of Chu Lai during bad weather. Four Marine crewmen and one U.S. Navy passenger were killed in the incident. Because of the weather, the aircraft was being vectored back to MMAF when radio contact was lost while it was heading southeast of Chu Lai over the South China Sea. It disappeared from radar while on a heading in a southeast direction. Search and rescue missions were launched and flew for a couple of days with negative results. The lost helicopter was not located until September 22, 1969. The crash site was undisturbed, and the remains were reported as significantly deteriorated, but intact. Prior to the discovery on land eight months later, it had been assumed to be a loss at sea. The lost crewmen included pilot 1LT Glenn J. Ford III, co-pilot 1LT Vincent L. Jacobs, and crewmen SGT Paul D. Fleming, and SGT Glenn E. Hobart III. The Navy passenger was LT William L. Covington of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment at Da Nang, RVN. [Taken from popasmoke.com]
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  • WE Remember

    Posted on 12/27/13 - by Robert Sage
    Glenn is buried at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy,MI.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/20/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 1LT Glenn Jesse Ford III, 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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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 1/7/12 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Sir.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/25/11
    Photo courtesy of Dan C.
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