GLENN D MCELROY
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HONORED ON PANEL 16E, LINE 95 OF THE WALL

GLENN DAVID MCELROY

WALL NAME

GLENN D MCELROY

PANEL / LINE

16E/95

DATE OF BIRTH

06/09/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/15/1966

HOME OF RECORD

SIDNEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Champaign County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

LTC

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GLENN DAVID MCELROY
POSTED ON 8.13.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear LTC Glenn McElroy, Thank you for your service as a Fixed Wing Aviation Unit Commander. I am glad you were identified in 2010. Welcome home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but our world needs help. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.15.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

MAJ McElroy, You are remembered by facebook group Army Fixed Wing In SEA.
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POSTED ON 3.15.2018
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

MAJ McElroy, You are remembered and honored. Pilot of OV-1A 63-13124 on that ill-fated flight.
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POSTED ON 11.16.2014

POW BRACELET

My daughters father. Craig " Tree" Philips purchased a POW BRACELET back in 1991, He wore this bracelet every day until January 11, 2012 which is the day he passed away. We would like to let the family know that he wore this in hopes that one day he was found.
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POSTED ON 10.19.2014

Final Mission of MAJ Glenn D. McElroy

On March 15, 1966, MAJ Glenn D. McElroy flew in from Saigon to accompany CAPT John M. “Mike” Nash on a photo reconnaissance run along Route 91 on the west side of the Se Nam Kok River valley northwest of Tchepone, Laos. Their radio call sign was "Ironspud". McElroy was the pilot of the OV-1A Mohawk (serial #6313124) on this "Tigerhound" operation. McElroy was an intelligence officer assigned to HQ MACV J-2 in Saigon. There was a large number of NVA in the area maintaining a truck park along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, as well as 6 gun emplacements (3 AA + 3 AW). At about 1:00 PM, shortly before Nash and McElroy began their photo run on the west side of the valley, an Air Force O-1E flown by LTC David H. Holmes was shot down on the valley's east side by at least one of the gun emplacements. Another O-1E, call sign "Hound Dog 50," was dispatched immediately, and observed Holmes, apparently unconscious, sitting in the cockpit of his plane. About 2:35 PM, Hound Dog 50 also observed the OV-1 Mohawk flown by Nash and McElroy enter the line of enemy fire on the west side of the valley. The OV-1 was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. One parachute was observed leaving the damaged plane from the right side, and from the crew placement in the plane, it is believed that Nash ejected from the aircraft. Because of the plane losses and the discovery of the troops and gun emplacements, F-4's (call sign Oxwood 95) and A-1E Skyraiders were called in and the ensuing battle raged for 4-5 hours that afternoon in the operational area known as "ECHO". On March 16, a search and rescue team flew to the crash site of David Holmes' O-1E and found that the plane was empty. Their report states that he was either removed from the plane or left under his own power. URC-10 emergency radio signals were heard four times in the next six days, but it was thought that the signals were initiated by the enemy as voice contact was never made. Holmes, Nash and McElroy all had URC-10 radios. The fates of the three are unknown. Just over 20 years from the day Nash and McElroy's aircraft crashed, U.S. teams had the opportunity to examine and excavate the site. There was no shred of evidence that anyone died in the aircraft. No human remains or bone fragments were found. In 1973, 591 Americans were released from prisons in Vietnam. Nash, McElroy and Holmes were not among them. In April 2011, the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced that the remains of U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Glenn D. McElroy and Captain John M. Nash had been identified and were to be returned to their families for interment with the honors earned. The remains of both officers were jointly recovered November 11, 2008 and identified February 5, 2010. No reason was given for the extended delay in posting the accounting for these two US army officers. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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