Glenn Sheldon Haukeness, JrChief Warrant Officer
68TH AHC, 145TH AVN BN, 12TH AVN GROUP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
09 September 1948 - 19 June 1969
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The database page for Glenn Sheldon Haukeness, Jr
In November 1992 my friend Steve Haukeness told me this about his older brother, Glenn S. Haukeness Jr, a gunship pilot with the 48th Assault Helicopter Company, who died after volunteering to cover for a rescue mission.
"We were very close as brothers. His hair was lighter than mine and he was very strong. He was an excellent ballplayer, a switch-hitting catcher for the Strum (Wisconsin) town team. They called him 'Moose'. Glenn drove a '66 Chevy Impala Super Sport red convertible with a white top. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for one year before enlisting in the Army."
Many of Glenn's comrades have contacted the Haukeness family throughout the years. "One said my brother didn't have to go on that last mission, that he already had more than enough flight hours in. In two weeks he was going on R and R to Australia, then back for two weeks to train replacements and then home. But that's the kind of guy my brother was - when they needed him, he'd go."
My friend, Steve Haukeness, 46, of Strum, died Sunday, July 20, 1997, at Osseo Area Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident. Steve loved his brother very much.
From his brother's friend.
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 19 June 1969 four men of the 68th Assault Helo Company died when their UH-1C Huey (hull number 66-15184) was shot down 10 kilometers north-northwest of Gia Ray:
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 03 Jun 2008
Last updated 06/16/2008