GLEN T LUNSFORD
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

GLEN THOMAS LUNSFORD

WALL NAME

GLEN T LUNSFORD

PANEL / LINE

37E/61

DATE OF BIRTH

08/13/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DANVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Danville

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GLEN THOMAS LUNSFORD
POSTED ON 12.30.2018

Remembered

Remembered
(L to R) Gunny Smith & Glenn Lunsford on Hill 41. Photo by Ron Sloan
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POSTED ON 12.30.2018

Remembered

Remembered
Left to right. Jim Brunnow KIA Aug or Sept "68 (WIA first time on Feb. 6, 1968 Hill 41), Phillip Salinas KIA 2/6/68, Jan Reiter WIA 2/6/68, Glenn Lunsford, KIA 2/6/68, Conley, and David Speer. Courtesy of Dave Speer.
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POSTED ON 2.6.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Navy Cross Citation

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Glen Thomas Lunsford (MCSN: 2101197), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Right Guide with Company D, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 3 February 1968. Upon the discovery of a large cave complex, at Phu Son (2), Sergeant Lunsford volunteered to accompany a reactionary force to destroy the tunnels. Locating several camouflaged underwater entrances to the cave, he placed a Marine near each of them to prevent the Viet Cong's escape. Unable to use explosives because of the necessity of obtaining prisoners, he supervised the excavation of an above ground entrance. Upon completing the new entrance, he threw a tear gas grenade into the opening, routing three Viet Cong who broke from the cave throwing grenades and were killed. Armed only with a pistol and a flashlight, he entered the tunnel and moved along a narrow passageway until he discovered a large room. Observing two Viet Cong trying to escape through an underwater passageway, he killed one and captured the other. Interrogation of the prisoner revealed that there were numerous enemy soldiers still in the cave complex. Realizing that the enemy was aware of the tunnel being searched and confined in a small area, Sergeant Lunsford nevertheless reentered the tunnel. As he neared a sharp bend in the tunnel, a Viet Cong, who was concealed around a corner, tossed a grenade which wounded him in both legs. Although painfully wounded, Sergeant Lunsford lunged forward and captured the Viet Cong as he attempted to escape. After bringing his prisoner to the top, he fearlessly reentered the tunnel with several comrades and searched the numerous small rooms and tunnels. His diligent efforts resulted in the capture of several weapons, supplies and valuable intelligence information. Sergeant Lunsford reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: 3-Feb-68

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company D

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 7th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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POSTED ON 11.20.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Glen Thomas Lunsford, 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
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POSTED ON 3.6.2008
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Glen is buried at Danville Mem Gardens, Danville, VA.
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