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  • Date of Birth:12/23/1948
  • Date of Casualty:8/26/1969
  • Home of Record:ELKINS
  • County of Record:RANDOLPH COUNTY
  • State:WV
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:19W, 123
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN


  • Date of Birth:6/28/1937
  • Date of Casualty:8/26/1969
  • Home of Record:SANTA FE
  • County of Record:SANTA FE COUNTY
  • State:NM
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:GSGT
  • Panel/Row:17W, 51
  • Casualty Province:


is honored on Panel 19W, Row 123 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Cobb Bridge 1969

    Posted on 11/26/15 - by VT
    I was with Charlie Co. when Glenn was killed that night. He was fairly new to the company but I think of him often.
  • Cobb Bridge 1969

    Posted on 11/26/15 - by VT
    I was with Charlie Co. when Glenn was killed that night. He was fairly new to the company but I think of him often.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Glenn Ellsworth Truex, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/10/11 - by Robert Sage
    Glenn is buried at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus,NJ. PH
  • Picture

    Posted on 2/24/11 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation
    Picture of Glenn Truex. To view the rest of his profile from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation please go to Thank you.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/26/10 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • By Honor Bound and Ghosts Possessed

    Posted on 4/19/00 - by Daniel R. Mahon
    The Wall, Panel 19 West, Lines 116-123
    August 26, 1999
    30th Anniversary

    To Kathleen
    Midshipman, USN
    The average age of those who served in Vietnam was 19. There will always be a place reserved in my memory for those 38 of my brothers who gave their lives in the line of duty on August 26th, 1969, my own nineteenth birthday. And it is not without regret that I hold special remembrance of my five younger brothers, Don Brown, USA, Jimmie Morris, USMC, Joseph Pinto, USMC, James Shipman, USMC, and Glenn Truex, USMC, who I will always believe went in my place.

    There is a place
    Not far from here
    Where spirits walk
    And heroes live
    And honor still resides.

    It is a wall
    With names inscribed
    Of those who served
    When they were asked...
    The brothers of my youth.

    I go there still
    To walk and think
    About my life,
    And what I've done since
    And things that might have been.

    There is a debt
    I can't repay
    Too many lives were spent
    And one man's life cannot suffice
    To make their deaths worthwhile.

    But there is hope
    In the memory
    Of those we leave behind
    Who know the price that freedom brings
    Who can carry on in kind.

    I send you now
    To touch a name
    So the vision can be passed
    Remember there is honor still
    It is for you to see it lasts.

    They are not dead
    And have a wish
    As all old soldiers do
    The reflection you see before you now
    Is their wish to live in you.


The Wall of Faces

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