Gilbert, Glenn Raymond

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Birth

Glenn was born November 13, 1947 to Warren S. Gilbert and Margaret Bradt.[1][2]


Military Service

Served in Vietnam as a private in the 198th Light Infantry Brigade.[1][3]


Death

Drowned on August 4, 1970 in Kontum, South Vietnam attempting to secure air-dropped supplies.[1][3]


Other Media

Margaret Gilbert read about the meaning of each step as the ladies carefully, lovingly, folded the flag lengthwise twice and then over and over in a triangle shape. "It chokes me up every time," Gilbert said later of the ceremony. She is becoming the president of the Gold Star Mothers of New York State, a group which she estimates number 280. She lost her son, Glenn Gilbert, in 1970 in Vietnam. "He was my only son," she said.

Published in The Enterprise, Page 1, 24 Apr 1997 Issue, in the pertinent portion of an article entitled "Folding Memories into the Flag."


Glenn Raymond Gilbert, Army, PFC - E3; Age 22, Caucasion, Male, born November 13, 1947; from Vorheesville, NY; Protestant; Single. Selective Service. 198th Light Infantry Brigade. His tour began on June 12, 1970, casualty was on August 4, 1970 in Kontum, South Vietnam, non-hostile, ground casualty, drowned, suffocated, body was recovered. Panel 08W-Line 82.

Found on The Vietnam Veteran Memorial The Wall-USA.

[Sons of Gold Star Mothers] Private first class Gene Gilbert, son of Mrs. Warren Gilbert, was drowned in Vietnam in 1970 while attempting to secure plane-dropped supplies which had fallen in the river. Caught in the undertow he was reported missing in action until the body was later found. (Note the erroneous "Gene" used as his christian name.)

Published in the Altamont (NY) Enterprise--Albany Co. Post, Page 1, 3 Jun 1977 Issue.


EAST BERNE - Services were held Monday for Warren S. Gilbert, 72, who died March 6, (1992) at his home on Beaverdam Road after a lengthy illness. He was born in Seattle, Wash., and moved to the Capital District in the 1930's. He graduated from Berne-Knox High School in 1938. He was a self-employed farmer for most of his life. Gilbert's son, Glenn, was killed in Vietnam, and Warren Gilbert was an associate member of the Gold Star Parents. He owned and raced pacing horses at the Saratoga harness track for many years. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Bradt Gilbert; a daughter, Patricia L. Rapp of East Berne; and four grandchildren, Stacey, Richard, Brian and Holly Rapp, all of East Berne. Services were Monday from the Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont. Burial was in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Guilderland.

The obituary is believed to be published in the Times Union. See the website Berne Historical Project. It was taken from the newspaper clippings of Frances Becker Miller's scrapbook.




Sources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Vietnam Veteran Memorial The Wall-USA (http://thewall-usa.com/info.asp?recid=18511) (Last reviewed on 12 Oct 2009.)
  2. See the website http://www.bernehistory.org/obitDetail.asp?ID=2133 last reviewed on 15 Oct 2009. It was taken from the newspaper clippings of Frances Becker Miller's scrapbook.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Altamont (NY) Enterprise - Albany Co. Post, Page 1, 3 Jun 1977 Issue.