Glen Dean Belnap
Born in Ogden, Utah on 18 January 1923, Glen Belnap was a professional soldier having joined the United States Army during World War II.
After his graduation from the U.S. Amy War College in 1967, he was assigned to duty in Vietnam as the Commanding Officer of the 3rd Battalion, 8th United States Infantry Regiment.
While assigned to Southeast Asia his home address was in Carlisle, where his wife Jean and three sons resided.
He died on 20 December 1967, and was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery
This Army photo is captioned “LTC Belnap directs troop movements from his helicopter during the battle of Dak To, Hill 724, Operation MacArthur, 25 Nov 1967.”
Three weeks later he died in the service of his country. On 20 December 1967 the tail rotor of the helicopter that LTC Belnap was commanding his troops from struck a tree and crashed. It is believed that LTC Belnap was thrown from the aircraft and that the aircraft then crashed and burned on top of him.
From his son, Douglas Belnap
Full Name: GLEN DEAN BELNAP
Date of Birth: 1/18/1923
Date of Casualty: 12/20/1967
Home of Record: RED BLUFF, CALIFORNIA
Branch of Service: ARMY
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: KONTUM
BELNAP, GLEN D
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 01/18/1923
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/20/1967
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1758-E
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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