Ankrum, Glenn Eugene, CDR

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Last Rank
Commander
Last Primary Designator/NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1968, NSA Saigon
Service Years
1951 - 1968
Commander Commander

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Alexandria, IN
Last Address
Norfolk, VA

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Gia Dinh
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35E 085 / Section: 3 Grave: 1654-E

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 Duty Stations
US NavyNSA Saigon
  1954-1955, 111X, USS Olney (PC 1172)
  1968-1968, NSA Saigon
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1954-1954 Operation Castle (Bikini Atoll)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
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  Vietnam Tour Dates
  Jan 31, 2014, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
January 31, 1968 w as day 1 of the Tet Offensive. It started off with firecrackers for the celebrating the Asian Holiday of Tet and turn into one of the deadliest days in Vietnam, The Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army troops coordinated attacks across South Vietnam. Enemy Soldiers were running on the streets of part of Saigon and American War planes were bombing that part of the city to repel them. One of the 245 military personnel that died on the Day 1 of the Tet Offensive. He had left the Officer's Barracks and was procedding by jeep toa the US Military Assitance Command Vietnam Headquarters, when his jeep was ambushed by the Viet Cong with a mortar shell. His body was not recoved until March 22, 1968. He was assigned with General Westmorland's Staff  in the planning section of the SETO. His German born wife, Magdalena Farber, was maintaining their residence in Norfolk, VA. 
   
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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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