Tomek, Glen Dale, 1LT Fallen
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Last Unit
1969-1969, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Field Artillery

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1947
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Hawk Point
Last Address
Hawk Point

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tin
Conflict
Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 005

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 Unit Assignments
Field Artillery Officer Candidate School  (OCS)1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
  1967-1968, Field Artillery Officer Candidate School (OCS)
  1968-1969, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment
  1969-1969, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1969 Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity

1st Lt. Glen Tomek served with B Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery. At the time of his death, he was serving as a Forward Observer with C Company, 1st Battalion 46th Infantry Regiment.  His tour began on 13 March 1968.


   
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  Remembering our F.O.
Posted for: GLEN DALE TOMEK:
Lt. Tomek was the Arty Forward Observer attached to Charlie Co. 1/46th. We had been getting harassing fire from a B.A.R. while patroling east of L.Z. Professional. While in the Company CP in a day lauger, Lt. Tomek though he had spotted the location of the B.A.R. he ran to the radio, right into a B.A.R. round to the chest. Died before evacuation.
Posted by: Alan Johnson
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Relationship: one of the Charlie Co. medics
Thursday, December 17, 1998


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  Keep Your Jump Boots Dry
Posted for: GLEN DALE TOMEK:
Lt. Glen Dale Tomek - Best Field Arty FO Ever

How many times you saved us with your well coordinated arty fire. You made the best coffee; and how we laughed at watching you go out of your way to keep your jump boots dry.
Our friend forever. Love you Man.

Bigum & The Indian
Co D, 1st 52nd Inf, 198th Lt BDE; 1968-69.
Posted by: P. Savoy
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Relationship: Fellow Grunt
Thursday, March 13, 2003
  MMA Classmate
Posted for: GLEN DALE TOMEK:
Glen Dale “Butch” Tomek and I graduated from Missouri Military Academy in ’65 and were roommates our freshman year. We, all 53 graduates, were very close and became more like “brothers” than friends during those four years of high school. I last physically saw Butch May 1965 when we all said our good-byes, however, Butch and I kept in contact right up to the time I left for Vietnam in Oct. ‘67. I never knew Butch followed me to Vietnam in March ’68 and did not learn of his death until June ‘69.

Even though I have tried, I have only been able to reconstruct small pieces of your life. You married Jamie, who I received an e-mail from, and it was no surprise to read that your fellow comrades found you silly, funny, dedicated and honored.
"THEY ARE NOT DEAD - WHO LIVE IN THE HEARTS THEY LEAVE BEHIND".
I will always REMEMBER!

Posted by: Robert A Crider
Email:
bcrider@vfw.org
Relationship: We were high school classmates
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
  My Brother & Friend
Posted for: GLEN DALE TOMEK:
It has been so long, I don't know if anyone looks here any longer. Butch was on his last mission before coming home. How different all of our lives would have been if he hadn't gone on that mission. Most of his family is gone now. Just Mom and I,a couple nephews and Jamie. It has been almost 40 years and I still think of him and miss him. He was military through and through. He thought he was fighting a war that would keep war from being fought on our soil. I wonder what he would have thought of the way the war ended, of 9-11 and the war we are fighting today both at home and across the ocean. I wonder what kind of man he would have been if he had came home? I'll never have the answers. I shall just image him being forever the way he was. He was my brother and my friend and I loved him and shall miss him forever.
Posted by: Doris Osborne, Sister
Email:
dosborne@landam.com
Relationship: He is my brother
Thursday, November 8, 2007


Doug Eshelman
DecaturRealtor@hotmail.com
High School Friend
Decatur, IL 62522 USA
Sargeant 'Butch' was what I called you during my 2 years with you at MMA. You were such a good friend and great guy and I was shocked when I found out your life was cut so short but as they say 'the good die young'. You were my hero as we graduated together in '65 from MMA and my hero now for giving the ultimate sacrifice. Thanks for the memories my friend!
Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Robert Crider
crider@vfw.org
High School room mate.
4044 NW Briarcliff Road
Kansas City,MO 64116 USA
High School Friend
Butch - The VW Bug was everything you ever believed that it would be. Never realized during our days at MMA (1961-65)that I would not always have you around.
Friday, May 07, 1999
   
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