Glen Thomas Hobbs

United States Marine Corps
20 March 1946 - 06 March 1968
Portsmouth, Ohio
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Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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04 Mar 2007

Glen was a special friend we knew while stationed at 32nd Street Naval Station in San Diego. As my husband, Cpl H L Allen, was preparing to go home, Glen was getting ready to return to Nam. He lost his life there on March 6, 1968. Our second son carried his name. In 2004, we lost our son at the age of 32. He had served 10 years with the Marine Corp but was killed in an accident while on leave after his return from Iraq. In July, 2006 I lost my husband to cancer and heart disease, that was determined a product of Agent Orange.

Glen is still remembered in our home and especially at this time of the year. It is my hope one day that his family or friends might see this message and know that he is and always will hold a special place in our memories.

From a friend.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The area around Con Thien, located just south of the Demilitarized Zone, was a hotbed of North Vietnamese Army activity from the earliest days of US involvement in the ground war. Three NVA divisions were located in or immediately north of the DMZ, and quite commonly would cross into South Vietnam proper. When they did, the NVA were supported by their own heavy artillery firing from within or just north of the DMZ, a degree of firepower not available to the NVA or VC units operating further south. While large US and SVN army forces were deployed in Quang Tri Province at various times during the war, the Marines were there continuously from 1965 until US withdrawal - and carried the primary burden of fighting the NVA regulars.

On 06 March 1968, while the siege at Khe Sanh was being fought only a few miles to the west, Mike Company, 3/3 Marines, was conducting a company-size recon patrol near Con Thien when they engaged part of the NVA's 362B Division. Fourteen men from Mike 3/3 were killed in the heavy fighting which followed:

  • Sgt Glen T. Hobbs, Portsmouth, OH
  • Sgt William T. Rogers, Montgomery, AL
  • Cpl Ronald L. Ellis, Evansville, IN
  • Cpl Richard J. Hall, Hays, NC
  • Cpl Charles T. Lee, Oxon Hill, MD
  • LCpl Laurence R. Ashmore, Houston, TX
  • LCpl Freddie Brookins, Philadelphia, PA (Bronze Star "V")
  • LCpl David W. Cutshall, Rapid City, SD (Silver Star)
  • LCpl Michael J. Ferrara, Massapequa, NY
  • LCpl Robert A. Leeman, Fullerton, CA
  • LCpl Howard E. Randolph, Richmond, VA
  • Pfc Ronald S. Dobbs, Detroit, MI
  • Pfc Billy H. Henderson, Moultrie, GA
  • Pfc Fred C. McHugh, Hadley, MI

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 04 Mar 2007
Last updated 03/01/2008