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"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

Bravo Company 2/35th

Pfc Donald Evans

Age 18

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2Lt Michael Glynne

Age 22

New York, New York

Sp5 Roy Jones

Age 34

Widener, Arkansas

Pfc Aramis Gonzalez-Perez

Age 22

San German, Puerto Rico

Pfc Roger Rodriguez

Age 22

Heber, California

Pfc Leroy Robinson

Age 21

New York, New York

Sgt Ricardo Moreno

Age 29

Greeley, Colorado

Alfa Company 1/35th

Pfc John Barry

Age 22

Jamestown, New York

Sgt Thomas Campbell

Age 24

Thomasville, Georgia

Sp4 Charlie Carden

Age 18

Plainfield, New Jersey

Pfc Sheldon Cohen

Age 22

Chelsea, Massachusetts

Pfc Richard Roundtree

Age 20

Shelton, Washington

Pfc Billy Patrick

Age 22

Hazard, Kentucky

Sgt Wallace Pilson

Age 23

Eckman, West Virgina

Pfc Sylvester Swinford

Age 22

Potts Camp, Mississippi

Pfc Walter Wetzel

Age 21

Howard Beach, New York

2Lt Everett Light (6-4-66)

Age 26

Triangle, Virgina

Bravo Company 1/35th

Sp4 Donald Green (5-31-66)

Age 27

Park Rapids, Minnesota

Below is the transcribed Morning Reports for Bravo 2/35th and Alfa 1/35th. You will note some omissions. This can't be explained fully but is likely a result of the action that was taking place. Also, there would have been many wounded from the 81mm and 4.2 Mortar sections that would not have been included in these reports. 

B Co 2/35th

From 29 May Morning Report KIA 29 May 66 at YA768376

Moreno

Richard L.

E-5

Evans

Donald J

E-3

Gonzales

Perez A

E-3

Rodrigues

Roger E.

E-2

From 29 May Morning Report WIA 29 May 66 at YA768376 to 85th Evac Hosp. Qui Nhon

Tilley

Ronald L

E-6

Serious

Guillory?

John L

E-4

Serious

Smith

Eldon K

E-3

Serious

Miller

Harry C

E-8

Sarracino

Joseph C

E-4

Morrow

Wallace L

E-4

B??son

Willie L

E-5

Gay

Kenneth J

E-3

Histo

Robert J

E-5

Matier?

Adel Jr.

E-5?

Returned to Duty 0430H

A Co 1/35th

From 29 May Morning Report KIA 29 May 66 at YA765386

Pilson

Wallace E

E-5

Carden

Charlie A

E-4

Wetzel

Walter J

E-3

Roundtree

Richard R

E-3

Patrick

Billie R

E-3

Swinfod

Sylverter Jr.

E-3

Cohen

Sheldon R

E-3

Barry

John F

E-3

From 30 May Morning Report KIA 29 May 66 at YA765386

Campbell

Thomas

E-5

From 30 May Morning Report WIA 29 May 66 at YA677386 to B Co 25th Med Bn

Afflejo

Alfred A

E-6

SW ( Schrapnel Wound) to head

Cochran

Aaron W

E-3

SW to left side

Hilbert

Harry G

E-4

SW to Rt. Arm and Rt. Side

McIntyre

David W

E-3

SW to buttocks

Sarothers

Harold J

E-5

GSW to Rt. Knee (30 May)

From 31 May Morning Report WIA 29 May 66 at YA677386 to B Co 25th Med Bn

White

Robert C

E-2

GSW (Gun Shot Wound) left hip

Kulczyk

Dennis J

E-4

GSW both feet

Allen

Willie L

E-5

SW to back and arm

Glidden

Eugene

E-3

SW to ?

Diaz-Garcia

Jose F

E-3

Injured elbow no result of enmy action

Connor

Lawrence K

2Lt

GSW to hand into ?

Light

Everett E

2Lt

SW right side of head

George

Johns

E-4

GSW left hip

Williams

George L

E-7

GSW chest

Counter

Roger L

E-4

GSW back left ?

Kostrzega

Robert

E-2

GSW left foot

Hodge

Jerry R

E-3

SW ?

Freeman

Frederick

E-4

GSW left hand and ?

McTaggart

James D

E-4

GSW in back

Caldwell

Charles P

E-2

SW to left ?

Morgan

James N

E-3

GSW right arm and ?

McFaul

Lee R

E-2

GSW buttocks

Lewis

Fred W

E-4

SW to left arm

Wilson

James E

E-6

SW to head

Gustafson

Norman H

E-3

SW in neck

Tucker

John L

E-4

SW to left leg

Croft

Jerry W

E-1

SW to ?

Zeno

Joseph W

E-2

SW to ?

Frazier

Davis K

E-5

SW to left side

MICHAEL THOMAS GLYNNE 18 March 1944-28 May 1966 USMA 1965

He and my brother, Tom were friends---we had grandmothers in Thomasville, GA,---which is were Tom and Mike met and were Mike is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. I only recall meeting Mike once for about 10 minutes in the summer of 1962 when he came through New Orleans. Over the years he has risen unbidden from that moment; I have often pondered why. After September 11th, he came to haunt me and I began a web search and as well as an internal search in order to answer that question.

My only memory of Mike is his lounging against our kitchen table, dressed in his "India" uniform, and laughing about his experience the night before with a blind date in the French Quarter. The joke was his date had decided that she wanted a watermelon, and Mike, being in uniform, could not carry anything. Therefore, his solution was to hire a street person for $ 2 to carry the watermelon and follow them around all night. I think the reason this made me remember him so, besides the great visual, is the integrity and honor that it signifies. No one would know if he was out of uniform, or had carried something except him. That sense of personal values does not seem to exist to day. He brought honor on himself, West Point and his country.

In searching the Web and with the help of West Point, I found a few facts:

His death is recorded in the book, "Battles in the Monsoon" by S. L. A. Marshall (which is taught at West Point) pp. 259-268 as LZ 10 Alpha, 28-29 May 1966. Mike was the unknown platoon leader killed. See www.geocities.com/walk35th/aars/aar235/aar lz10a.htm (35th Infantry Regiment) Mike was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, and Purple Heart; his Unit received a Unit Citation.

Mike had arrived in Vietnam in 6 January 1966, and had just celebrated his 22nd birthday. He was paid $ 294.60 a month. He was from NYC and had gone to the Hill School in PA before his appointment to West Point. He graduated 66/596 in his class. He was the 2nd member of the class of 1965 to die in Vietnam. He was a track star, a lover of music, a member of the choir, and a fluent speaker of Russian. He had a sister Linda who loved him very much. Vereen Alexander February 14, 2002

 

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