Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/28/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear PFC Glenn Ellsworth Truex, sirMORE
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
We RememberPosted on 8/10/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgGlenn is buried at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus,NJ. PH
PicturePosted on 2/24/11 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation email@example.comPicture of Glenn Truex. To view the rest of his profile from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation please go to www.njvvmf.org. Thank you.MORE
Semper FiPosted on 8/26/10 - by A MarineSemper Fi, Marine.
By Honor Bound and Ghosts PossessedPosted on 4/19/00 - by Daniel R. Mahon firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Wall, Panel 19 West, Lines 116-123MORE
August 26, 1999
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
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.