Full Name: GLENN DILL MANN
- Date of Birth: 3/17/1940
- Date of Casualty: 11/23/1965
- Home of Record: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
- Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS
- Rank: 1LT
- Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
- Casualty Province: BINH THUAN
SLAIN MARINE FLIER HONORED
Washington, December 8, 1965 – The South Vietnam Government has awarded posthumously the gallantry cross with palm to Lietuenant Glen Mann, Marine Corps helicopter pilot and foster son of the United States Ambassador to Thailand, Graham A. Martin.
Lieutenant Mann, killed in action November 23, was buried today in Arlington National Cemetery.
Ambassador to Thailand Graham A Martin traveled from Bangkok to the battlefront of Chu Lai to attend memorial services for his foster son, 1stLt Glenn Dill Mann, who was killed in action at Chu Lai.
A Marine Observation Squadron Six (VMO-6) pilot, First Lieutenant Mann was hit with machinegun fire while flying an armed Huey helicopter trying to smash a Viet Cong attack on Thach Tru, a government outpost 35 miles south of Chu Lai. His was one of four Hueys credited with smashing two heavy machinegun emplacements which were pivots of the action.
After the Memorial Services, conducted in the tent-chapel of Marine Air Group 36 (MAG-36) ambassador Martin was given his foster son's Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, with Palm. Awarded for the Lieutenant's valor during the strike, the nedal was presented to the Ambassador by Colonel Pham Van Phu of the 2nd Army Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN).
MANN, GLENN D
- 1ST LT USMC
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/17/1940
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/1965
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4140-K
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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