David Lawrence Gloer

First Lieutenant
HML-167, MAG-16 1ST MAW, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
23 September 1942 - 21 July 1968
Sibley, Louisiana
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1ST MAW UH-1 Huey HML-167
Naval Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for David Lawrence Gloer

27 Jul 2006


by a friend.

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Four men died when UH-1E BuNo 154962 was shot down. The incident is recorded in the
  • MAG-16 Command Chronology - July 1968:
    "HOSTILE 21 July 1968. 11 miles SW of Danang, Quang Nam, RVN. Aircraft on a recon extract mission when it was observed to burn in the air and crash. Aircraft later found to have been shot down. All four crewmembers were killed."

  • HML-167 Command Chronology - July 1968:
    "21 July 1968 - While flying a VMO-2 aircraft near Hill 65, an HML-167 crew (Pilot, Co-pilot and Gunner) was hit by hostile fire. The aircraft was unable to maintain flight and crashed killing the entire crew (fourth member of the crew was a member of VMO-2)."
Reportedly, the Huey's hydraulics system had been shot out, rendering the aircraft uncontrollable. The four men were
  • HML-167:
    • 1stLt David L. Gloer, Sibley, LA
    • 1stLt Robert M. Lurie, Carthage, MS
    • Sgt William H. Foster, Severn, MD

  • VMO-2:
    • LCpl Jimmy L. Norsworthy, Brantley, AL

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Jul 2006
Last updated 09/28/2006