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Gary A. Glandon

Biography

Gary Alven Glandon (April 17, 1940 - May 26, 1966) was killed while on a bombing mission. Lt. Glandon, 26, and unmarried, graduated in 1964 at UT where he was Air ROTC cadet major, and went immediately into the Air Force. He was one of six Glandon sons who are serving or have served in the armed forces.

First Lieutenant Glandon was a member of the 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Da Nang Airbase, South Vietnam. On May 26, 1966, he was the weapons systems officer of a McDonnell Douglas Phantom II Fighter (F-4C) on a bombing mission along the coast of South Vietnam about 10 miles northeast of Qui Nhon, Binh Dinh Province. After making the second bomb run, the aircraft burst into flames and crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

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Information

  • Rank:1st Lieutenant
  • Branch: Air Force
  • Hometown: Powell