Glenn Edward Asmussen

Shipfitter 1st Class
United States Navy
26 April 1922 - 05 February 1966
Washington, District of Columbia
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Navy Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Glenn Edward Asmussen

12 Sep 2002


by one who wears his MIA bracelet.
29 Sep 2004

I am a member in the US Air Force and have worn his bracelet for almost a year.
Rest in peace and "Thank you".

A1C Emma Emmons
Cheyenne, Wy

14 Jan 2006

I wore one of Glenn E. Asmussen's POW/MIA bracelets for fifteen years. I received it after donating to the POW/MIA cause at the Miramar Air Show in 1990. It was special to me for the obvious reasons, but also because he and I share the same first name. I have recently lost the bracelet. I'm very upset about it. However, I am going to continue his memorial on my blog

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05 Mar 2006

Glen was a friend of mine. I was stationed aboard NAVASOTA until Sept 1965. We worked in the same shop. In fact he was the #2 man in charge and Chief Ben Sparenburg was in charge. Dan McConnaughhay also worked in the shipfitter shop. Dan was the closest friend I ever had in the Navy.

All 3 of these fine men were killed 5 months after I was transferred, doing the job I would have been doing. This all happened on my 23rd birthday. Over the years I have stayed in close contact with Dan's family. His kids have grown up to be fine adults. I have never known finer men, may they rest in peace...

From a close friend and shipmate,
Bud Bessey, HTC USN (Ret)
1201 N Old Pacific Hwy, Myrtle Creek, Or 97457

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While the SH-3 helicopter was designed and equipped for anti-submarine warfare, it was commonly used for intership transportation among the 7th Fleet ships operating in the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea areas.

The USS NAVASOTA (AO-106) was a fleet oiler which replenished the warships with fuel oil, aviation gasoline, and jet fuel. During operations offshore Vietnam, three NAVASOTA crewmen were lost at sea when the SH-3A (BuNo 149926) they were aboard enroute USS RANGER (CVA-61) went down. As with most at-sea losses, their remains could not be recovered. The three men were

  • Chief Shipfitter Bernard J. Sparenberg, Baltimore, MD;
  • Shipfitter First Class Glenn E. Asmussen, Washington D.C.; and
  • Shipfitter Second Class Dan D. McConnaugehay, Artesia, CA.

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12 Sep 2002

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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