GLENN C BAER
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 111 OF THE WALL

GLENN CHARLES BAER

WALL NAME

GLENN C BAER

PANEL / LINE

24E/111

DATE OF BIRTH

10/08/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/15/1967

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READING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Berks County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GLENN CHARLES BAER
POSTED ON 12.26.2012
POSTED BY: Mary Darcy Hartman

My Dear Friend

I finally found you again. We were neighbors and friends when we were little. I knew you were killed in Vietnam..I think of you often. You have been missed all these years and will be forever. Your friend....Mary

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POSTED ON 12.30.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Glenn is buried at Charles Evans Cem,Reading,PA.
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POSTED ON 11.22.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

THANKS - WE REMEMBER - September 24, 1988

GLENN C. BAER
PVT/USMC 10/8/48 - 8/15/67

Glenn was born in Reading and was a member of Berean Baptist Church. As a small boy, his favorite pastime was playing with his toy army men or playing soldiers with his friends.
Glenn attended Muhlenberg High School until 10th grade when he transferred to Reading High. He quit school during his senior year to join the Marine Corps.
In one of his letters from boot camp, Glenn said the military was not the same fun as playing soldiers with his friends, but he was still glad he had joined. Glenn enlisted so someday his children could live in peace and freedom. He planned to marry his high school sweetheart when he returned.
In Vietnam, Glenn was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He told his mother "things happen so fast over here, you don't have time to get scared."
He said he still felt he was doing the right thing.
Glenn was killed by fragments from an enemy explosive device while on patrol in Quang Nam, 20 miles south of Da Nang.
Survivng at the time were his mother, father, and one sister.
He was in Vietnam three weeks.
He was 18 years old.

From the Berks County Vietnam Memorial dedication booklet.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 8.11.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Glenn, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2004
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Reading Marine Becomes 7th War Casualty

Glenn C. Baer, an 18-year-old Reading Marine, became the seventh Berks Couty casualty of the Vietnam war this year when he was killed near Quang Nam on Tuesday, August 15.
Pvt. Baer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Tobias of 820 Pear St. were informed that the Marine was killed when he was hit by fragments from a enemy explosive devise while on patrol.
Pvt. Baer, who had been in Vietnam for only three weeks, was a member of C Co., 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division. Prior to departing for Vietnam, he had completed basic training at Parris Island, S.C. He attended Reading High School before entering the service.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Brenda L., at home: his paternal grandfather, Oscar Baer, Laureldale: and his great-grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Baer, Reading.
Services will be held in the Cramp Funeral Home when Baer's body arrives in the United States, the Rev. Carl W. Gittings officiating. Burial will be made in Charles Evans Cemetery.

Photo and article were taken from the Reading Eagle of August 21, 1967.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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