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  • Date of Birth:6/12/1947
  • Date of Casualty:2/9/1968
  • Home of Record:NAPLES
  • County of Record:COLLIER COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Row:38E, 49
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


  • Date of Birth:9/21/1946
  • Date of Casualty:2/9/1968
  • Home of Record:MIAMI
  • County of Record:MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:38E, 49
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


is honored on Panel 38E, Row 49 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/16/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC John Carr Glesenkamp, 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
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 11/16/11 - by Edward G Shearer
    John - 'YOU ARE GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN'. Cousin Ed and Lil Shearer
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/10/09 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at New Calvary Cemetery in Flint, Michigan.
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 2/9/09 - 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

  • We Will Remember You

    Posted on 2/9/07 - by People of Michigan
    You are not forgotten soldier.
  • a friend

    Posted on 12/24/06 - by Mike Bigler
    as a friend and neighbor I remember the good times.
  • Posted on 2/9/06
    Michigan remembers your service
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/10/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

  • Lest We Forget

    Posted on 2/9/05 - by Fellow Michigander

    Today we remember JOHN CARR GLESENKAMP and the ultimate sacrifice he made for our country. Rest in peace John and know you are not forgotten.

The Wall of Faces

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