Bristow, Glenn Truman, HN

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
HN-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1967, HM-8404, 7th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/7)
Service Years
1965 - 1967

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Paducah, KY
Last Address
Chicago Ridge, IL

Casualty Date
Apr 05, 1967
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rosebower Church Cemetery - Paducah, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17E 101

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Corpswman Up! posted by Daiute, Paul C., HM3 80
The Hill by James C Bolton posted by Burgdorf, Tommy (Birddog, TWS Memorial "A" Team), FC2 432
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 Duty Stations
7th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/7)
  1966-1967, HM-8404, 7th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/7)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 17, 1965, Service Entry Date
  Feb 17, 2017, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Glenn, the son of Luther R. Bristow (deceased) and Pearl Bristow of Paducah KY, enlisted in the US Navy on December 17 1965, in Chicago IL. He arrived in Vietnam and was assigned as a Medical Corpsman to H&S Company, attached to Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines (Rein) FMF.

During Operation DESOTO at Company OP (Out Post) near Lam Binh Hamlet in Duc Pho District, a man tripped an AP (Anti-Personnel) mine rigged to a SFD (Secondary Firing Device) believed to have been a 105 mm artillery round causing an explosion wounding three Marines. A Medevac was requested to evacuate the wounded, within minutes a UH1E was hovering over the LZ. As the wounded were brought to be loaded there was a flash and a huge detonation, the UH1E exploded into a ball of fire with debris scattering skyward and a huge smoking crater were the helicopter had been. Marines rushed to help the victims of the explosion when a second explosion occurred within fifty meters of the first that blew the dirt skyward wounding additional men with shrapnel. All the crew members of the Medevac helicopter were killed; six Marines, one Navy Corpsman, and another Corpsman, seriously wounded and evacuated would succumb to his wounds two days later.

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