Abbott, Steven Glenn, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1981, HHC, 2nd Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Field Artillery

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Minneapolis, MN
Last Address
Minneapolis, MN

Casualty Date
May 12, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lakeview Cemetery - Windom, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
58E 029

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 Unit Assignments
1st Air Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 1965-72
  1968-1968, 1981, HHC, 2nd Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
Minnesota State University Mankato
  1964-1966, Minnesota State University Mankato
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Born to Vivian and John Abbott in Creston Iowa, Steven grew up on a farm near Afton Iowa. With the help of two brothers and a sister, he managed to keep his parents busy. In 1956, we moved to Two Harbors, Minnesota. Steven was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Two Harbors. In school, Steve had so much energy and fun that it was amazing he had time to do so well. Former classmates of Steve's remember that people just loved to be around him; to spend more time with him. After high school, Steve went to college for two years, where he studied to become and architectural engineer.

In 1966, Steve told us, "People should remember how much the government means to us, and that we should be behind it." Because of those beliefs, Steve joined the Army to become a helicopter pilot. After completion of his officer and flight training, Steve was sent to Vietnam. He was a pilot with the Second Brigade when he was killed on a mission May 12, 1968. He received many awards while in the servie, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, and the National Order of Vietnam.

John Abbott, father of Steven Abbott .

Steven was flying on a reconnaissance mission as an armed escort, and while his helicopter was at 300 feet, it was shot down by enemy ground fire. In addition to his parents, he was survived by sister Sherry and two brothers, Dennis Harold and Larry Abbott. Steven is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Two Harbors, Lake County, Minnesota.
   
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