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PFC Glenn Edward Ford
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Birth: May 30, 1948
Etowah County
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1968
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Glenn the son of Alice B. Ford of Cleveland OH and John Ford Jr. of Jasper AL, grandson of Amanda Butler of Gadsden AL, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on March 4, 1968 in Montgomery AL. He arrived in Vietnam on August 28, and was assigned to Company G, BLT 2/7, 9th MAB.

On D+1 of Operation MEADE RIVER the day began with a heavy air and artillery mission on the "Horseshoe" where the NVA had constructed elaborate fortifications and trench systems. The Marines attacked and tried to breach the NVA defences meeting fierce enemy fire from a determined enemy who fought from mutually supporting bunkers and trenches. Spider and fighting holes had been placed in to enhance the enemy movement to and from protective cover, after failing to breach and having taken heavy casualty's Company G withdrew back to their line of departure leaving several of their dead behind. The battle would resume the next day until finally on November 23, with the majority of the enemy cleared, Company G was able to enter the "Horseshoe" area of the battle and recover all of their men who had been killed in action and had been listed as MIA during the initially attack.

PFC Ford was one of the casualties; he was killed in action as a result of hostile rifle fire.

Casualties:

Douglas Wayne Armstrong
Thomas Edward Bush
Thomas William Desselle
Larry Dunn
Glenn Edward Ford
Richard Lee Matthews
William John Russell Jr.
 
 
Note: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 38W - Line 25 -There are no record of grave locations as they have been destroyed. PFC Fords is located by GPS
 
Burial:
Alabama City Cemetery
Gadsden
Etowah County
Alabama, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 34.00466, -86.04581
 
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: af
Record added: Sep 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58661131
PFC Glenn Edward Ford
Added by: Tom Reece
 
PFC Glenn Edward Ford
Added by: Victor Vilionis
 
 
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- Fran
 Added: Mar. 7, 2016
Body was recovered Panel 38W - Line 25
- Scrappy
 Added: Sep. 16, 2013
GLENN EDWARD FORD PFC - E2 - Marine Corps - Regular Length of service 0 yearsHis tour began on Aug 29, 1968Casualty was on Nov 21, 1968In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAMHOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTYGUN, SMALL ARMS FIREBody was recovered Panel 38W - Line 25
- Scrappy
 Added: Sep. 16, 2013
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