THOMAS D GLAWE
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HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 52 OF THE WALL

THOMAS DUANE GLAWE

WALL NAME

THOMAS D GLAWE

PANEL / LINE

8E/52

DATE OF BIRTH

03/04/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/16/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ROCKFORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Winnebago County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

Book a time
Contact Details
ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS DUANE GLAWE
POSTED ON 12.25.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Thomas Glawe,
Thank you for your service as a Mortarman. Merry Christmas. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.4.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Thomas Duane Glawe, Served with Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 10.25.2014
POSTED BY: Linda Morical

Howard's Hill (Hill 488)

The battle for Howard's Hill is detailed in the book, "Small Unit Action in Vietnam, Summer 1966" by Captain Francis J. West, Jr., USMCR. Thomas Glawe is remembered by name on page 32.
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POSTED ON 6.16.2014
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Thomas D. Glawe (MCSN: 2130228), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 16 June 1966. Private First Class Glawe, serving as a scout, and seventeen other members of the First Platoon were occupying an observation post on Hill 488, deep in enemy-controlled territory. During the early morning hours a ferocious assault was launched against their position by an estimated North Vietnamese battalion. Courageously manning his assigned post, Private First Class Glawe braved the intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire and returned accurate fire inflicting casualties on the advancing foe. The gallant members of the First Platoon stopped the assault of the enemy horde time after time. Carefully conserving his dwindling supply of ammunition, he repeatedly exposed himself to the withering hail of enemy fire in order that he could better control the adjacent areas within the small defensive perimeter caused by rapidly mounting casualties. Private First Class Glawe shouted encouragement to his beleaguered friends and staunchly refused to give up an inch of ground in the face of overwhelming odds until he fell, mortally wounded by enemy automatic weapons fire. His bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: 16-Jun-66

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company C

Battalion: 1st Reconnaissance Battalion

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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POSTED ON 9.28.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Thomas is buried at Willwood Burial Park, Rockford, Winnebago County, IL. SS PH
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