Asmussen, Glenn Edward, SF1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
SF-0000-Shipfitter
Last Rating/NEC Group
Shipfitter
Primary Unit
1962-1966, USS Navasota (AO-106)
Service Years
1942 - 1966
SF-Shipfitter
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Home State
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, D.C.
Last Address
11358 E. Cecilla St
Norwalk, CA

Casualty Date
Feb 05, 1966
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05E 005 / Cenotaph

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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
USS Lexington (CV-16)US NavyUSS Navasota (AO-106)
  1943-1946, SN-0000, USS Lexington (CV-16)
  1946-1950, SN-0000, Broken Service
  1962-1966, USS Navasota (AO-106)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Service Information
  Mar 05, 2006, Remembered: From a close friend and shipmate, Bud Bessey, HTC USN (Ret)
  Feb 09, 2014, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
While the SH-3 helicopter was designed and equipped for anti-submarine warfare, it was commonly used for intership transportation among the 7th Fleet ships operating in the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea areas.

The USS NAVASOTA (AO-106) was a fleet oiler which replenished the warships with fuel oil, aviation gasoline, and jet fuel. During operations offshore Vietnam, three NAVASOTA crewmen were lost at sea when the SH-3A (BuNo 149926) they were aboard enroute it went down. As with most at-sea losses, their remains could not be recovered. 

They had been returning from a collision of 2 destroyers the USS Brinkley Bass and the USS Waddell. 

The three men were
Chief Shipfitter Bernard J. Sparenberg, Baltimore, MD
Shipfitter First Class Glenn E. Asmussen, Washington D.C
Shipfitter Second Class Dan D. McConnaugehay, Artesia, CA.
Lost at sea during one of those south seas Monsoons on Feb. 6, 1966. Two destroyers had run together and one was taking a lot of water, and a call went out for help. They needed someone who knew how to weld under water, The men had that experience and volunteered, eleven men made the trip of a mile or so in a helicopter.

    The strom was so bad that the chopper had to hover and take the men in one at a time. They plugged up the hole and were returning when suddenly the chopper went out of control and plunged into the high waves then turned up-side down. All were rescued but three.
   
Comments/Citation
Glenn E. Asmussen Served in WWII on the uss Lexington CV-16 according to muster reports as Seaman First Class in the V-6 Program (Enlisted men required for mobilization in addition toother classes of Volunteer Reserve.) He was Transferred in January 15, 1946 and sent to PSC Bainbridge, MD for Discharge. It is beleive that he returned to service in 1950 as in News paper articles of the time he was about to retire after 20 years in the service. 
   
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