Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/25/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear 1LT Steven Glenn Abbott, 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
My brotherPosted on 5/27/13 - by Dianne Burcar firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve grew up in Two Harbors,Mn. He graduate from THHS in 1964 along with me. Steve was like a brother to me. Always there when needed. His memory will never die. RIP my brother.
Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 66-15334Posted on 4/30/13 - by email@example.com
On May 12, 1968 this aircraft from D Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division was operating in the Quang Tri Province (I Corps) when it came under small arms (AK-47) fire. The attack caused the helicopter to crash and burn. Both crewmen, 1LT Steven G. Abbott and CW2 Robert W. Gotthardt, suffered fatal injuries. It has been surmised that the shoot down was the result of an attempt to drop a 100 lb. canister of CS (tear) gas on an enemy position. Because the AH-1G didn’t have a bombsight and the optimum drop height was 100 feet AGL, the airspeed was probably pretty low at the drop point making the aircraft vulnerable to ground fire. [Taken from vhpa.org]
RemembrancePosted on 4/22/13 - by Don Ward MORE
RemembrancePosted on 4/22/13 - by Don Ward MORE
We RememberPosted on 3/4/13 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Two Harbors, MN. PH
Field Artillery OCS Class 4-67 Fort Sill OklahomaPosted on 12/26/09 - by Randy Dunham email@example.comLT Abbott served with Company D, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He lost his life while piloting an AH-1G Cobra helicopter that was shot down during an armed reconnaissance mission.MORE
Steve's profile and biography are in my book, "The Faces Behind The Names", published in 1996. I am now getting requests for this book that is sold-out and I am trying to see how many people might still want a copy in a fall re-print. Please look at: www.mpress.addr.comMORE
The prices would be lower in the re-print. Do not order now if interested; just e-mail me if interested in a copy. Thank you.
My brave uncle!Posted on 6/26/08 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgThis is a man who believed in his country, loved his country, and died for his country. My thanks to all who remember these men and women, and to all that have fought so bravely for what they believed in.MORE
I will never forget you my dear uncle Steve!
Never ForgottenPosted on 3/29/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.comFOREVER REMEMBEREDMORE
"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
For 1LT. Steven Glenn Abbott, USA...our hero from Minneapolis, Minnesota!!!!!!!!Posted on 11/21/00Goodbye, America's heroes, we have shamefully failed to stand by you, for all the wrong reasons, which had tempted us aside! Now we must pay the price for letting those who survived down, as well knowing some who didn't have to die, have died! We must honor them every day when we see their names upon the Wall! And from every corner of the land, they answered to the call! Every SOLDIER, sailor, airman, and Marine and Coast Guardsman, too...they all gave their lives so se could live beneath the old Red, White, and Blue! For those who've gone before, we say "WELL DONE! Be thou at peace!" We, the poeple of America, salute this Minneapolis hero, Lieutenant Abbott, whose devotion to DUTY...whose devotion to HONOR...and ABOVE ALL!!!...whose devotion to GOD and our COUNTRY!!!...the land that he loved...the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!...will NEVER...I say again, will NEVER be extinguished from our minds!!!!!!!!!!MORE
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.