|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1942, USA|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1968, Vietnam|
David graduated from Louisiana Tech with a bachelor and master's degree and became a helicopter pilot. Louisiana 1st. Lt HML 167 Mag - 16 1 MAW VietNam PH .
Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, July 23, 1968
Lt. Gloer Killed In Vietnam Action
Lt. David Gloer, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. (Buddy) Gloer, of Minden, was killed in action in Vietnam on July 21. A helicopter pilot, Lt. Gloer's vehicle was shot down by enemy gunners.
Lt. Gloer, originally of Bienville, LA, was a 1961 graduate of Minden High School and of LSU (I thought La. Tech). He graduated from the Naval Air Officers School.
He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Minden.
He is survived by his mother and father, a brother, George of Dubberly, and a sister, Dale (Mrs. Danny) Milam, Minden.
From Veterans Site
DAVID LAWRENCE GLOER
1 US MARINE CORPS
AIR CRAFT COMMANDER, UNIT HML - 167
QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIET NAM
23 SEPTEMBER 1942 - 21 JULY 1968
A FINE YOUNG MAN WHO HAD MANY FRIENDS
HML-167 Command Chronology, 7Aug68:
21 July 1968 - While flying a VMO-2 aircraft near Hill 65, an HML-167 crew (Pilot, Co-pilot and Gunner) was hit by hostile fire. The aircraft was unable to maintain flight and crashed killing the entire crew (fourth member of the crew [NORSWORTHY] was a member of VMO-2).
David and his crew mates...
GLOER DAVID LAWRENCE : 094725 : USMCR : 1stLT : O2 : 7563 : 25 : SIBLEY : LA : 19680721 : hostile, crash, land : Copilot : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :02 : 19420923 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 51W : 026
FOSTER WILLIAM HENRY : 2116192 : USMC : SGT : E5 : 7113 : 26 : SEVERN : MD : 19680721 : hostile, crash, land : Crew : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :03 : 19420612 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 51W : 025
LURIE ROBERT MICHAEL : 094874 : USMCR : 1stLT : O2 : 7563 : 25 : CARTHAGE : MS : 19680721 : hostile, crash, land : Pilot : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :02 : 19430413 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/married : 51W : 024
NORSWORTHY JIMMY LAYNE : 2329199 : USMC : LCPL : E3 : 6319 : 21 : BRANTLEY : AL : 19680721 : hostile, crash, land : Crew : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :01 : 19470322 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 51W : 027
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William L Gloer (1917 - 2012)
Mary Frances Gloer (1920 - 1979)
Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Plot: Row 15, Section 2, Garden of the Good Shepherd
Created by: Linda Holt Moorehead
Record added: Feb 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10479784
Thinking of you today on the eve of Veteran's Day, David. I enjoyed being your classmate and knowing you.|
Added: Nov. 10, 2013
Thinking of you, my classmate and friend, on Memorial Day. Thank you for your many sacrifices.|
Added: May. 27, 2013
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Oct. 10, 2012
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