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SSGT Glenn Harry English, Jr
Birth: Apr. 23, 1940
Altoona
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1970
Binh Dinh, Vietnam

Vietnam War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the War in Vietnam as a Staff Sergeant in Company E, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 173nd Airborne Brigade. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Phu My District in the Republic of Vietnam on September 7, 1970. His citation reads "S/Sgt. English was riding in the lead armored personnel carrier in a 4-vehicle column when an enemy mine exploded in front of his vehicle. As the vehicle swerved from the road, a concealed enemy force waiting in ambush opened fire with automatic weapons and anti-tank grenades, striking the vehicle several times and setting it on fire. S/Sgt. English escaped from the disabled vehicle and, without pausing to extinguish the flames on his clothing, rallied his stunned unit. He then led it in a vigorous assault, in the face of heavy enemy automatic weapons fire, on the entrenched enemy position. This prompt and courageous action routed the enemy and saved his unit from destruction. Following the assault, S/Sgt. English heard the cries of 3 men still trapped inside the vehicle. Paying no heed to warnings that the ammunition and fuel in the burning personnel carrier might explode at any moment, S/Sgt. English raced to the vehicle and climbed inside to rescue his wounded comrades. As he was lifting 1 of the men to safety, the vehicle exploded, mortally wounding him and the man he was attempting to save. By his extraordinary devotion to duty, indomitable courage, and utter disregard for his own safety, S/Sgt. English saved his unit from destruction and selflessly sacrificed his life in a brave attempt to save 3 comrades. S/Sgt. English's conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the cost of his life were an inspiration to his comrades and are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army." 
 
Burial:
Fort Bragg Main Post Cemetery
Fort Bragg
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Grave I 288-A
 
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Record added: Dec 22, 2002
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- RAW
 Added: Sep. 7, 2017
Rest in Peace, Glenn.
- Ohio Viet Nam Vet
 Added: Sep. 7, 2017

- Marty Stewart
 Added: Sep. 7, 2017
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