23 November 1965 - VMO-6 Hueys were again launched to fly cover for an H-34 troop lift from Chu Lai to the Thach Tru area. The VC were engaged near the village of VAN LY(1) and there three of the four aircraft received hits from a .50 caliber machine gun which killed one of the copilots, Lt Glenn Mann.
Killed by hostile fire. Just wondering if anyone knew my father, Glenn Dill Mann. Submitted by Scott Fricker, email@example.com, son
Ambassador to Thailand Graham A Martin traveled from Bangkok to the battlefront of Chu Lai to attend memorial services for his foster son, 1stLt Glenn Dill Mann, who was killed in action at Chu Lai.
A Marine Observation Squadron Six (VMO-6) pilot, istLt Mann was hit with machinegun fire while flying an armed Huey helicopter trying to smash a Viet Cong attack on Thach Tru, a government outpost 35 miles south of Chu Lai. His was one of four Hueys credited with smashing two heavy machinegun emplacements which were pivots of the action.
After the Memorial Services, conducted in the tent-chapel of MArine Air Group 36 (MAG-36) ambassador Martin was given his foster son's Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, with Palm. Awarded for the lieutenant's valor during the strike, the nedal was presented to the Ambassador by Col Pham Van Phu of the 2nd Army Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Submitted by Source unknown - possibly Sea Tiger,