Glenn Curtis Valente

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
09 July 1949 - 05 January 1971
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Silver Star

Combat Medic

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Glenn C Valente

The database page for Glenn Curtis Valente

27 Nov 2001

Remembering my dear brother, Glenn.
You are always in my thoughts
I miss you

05 Jan 2003

Thank you to all the men who contacted us in the last year to share memories of my brother. My family is so grateful to hear your stories. After 32 years, we are amazed that so many of you remember our beloved Glenn. Thank you for keeping his memory alive!

Joan Peluso
Glenn's sister

Silver Star

"The Silver Star citation stated that Sp/4 Valente, a medic, was stationed with the 35th Engineers Battalion, Company B, in the northern part of South Vietnam near the Cambodian border when an ambush occurred. Sp/4 Valente, spotting a wounded comrade felled during an ambush by hostile forces, rushed to the soldier's side and began administering medical assistance.

"During treatment of the soldier, the award stated, Sp/4 Valente suffered wounds from small arms fire but continued helping the other wounded man until he himself succumbed from the shooting."

From a newspaper article printed shortly after his death.
The "35th Engineers Battalion" refers to the 35th Engineer Group.

A memorial from his sister,
Joan Peluso

04 April 2002

Thank you for helping me, my friend,
I'll always remember you.

I will never forget you and all the fun and laughter.
Thanks for looking after me ... Peace ...

29 Nov 2002
Another year and still your memory will be with us.
Peace - Kevin

From a Army friend and fellow veteran,
Kevin Burns
Pleasanton, California

05 April 2002

We served together way back then. I am alive today because of you.
You thought of everyone first before yourself.
Company B will never forget you.
Rest in peace, my brave Army brother.

Your friend,
Gary Zartner

14 May 2002

Reading this makes me think about my life! I am 22 years old now, a paramedic, once got my draft notice too. Glenn helped others being attacked. I don't know if I could ever be so brave. Respect!

Daniel Fries

A note from The Virtual Wall:
Mr. Fries gave an address in a European country.
Not everyone has abandoned the concept of military service.

9 Feb 2005

Doc, in a war with so much hate, you were always a good, kind, decent man and a brave soldier. That tells much of your parents as well. We never got to go to school together, but I visited you recently and cried once again after all these years.

From a friend and fellow soldier,
Sp5 Frederick W. Kligge
B Company 554th Engineers
St. Lawrence, Pa

15 Apr 2006

Doc, you are missed as much today as the day I last saw you on the day you left us.

Your friendship and humor lives on in my heart and mind.

From a friend and comrade in arms,
Sgt E5 Lance Manganaro
B Company 554th Engineers

A Note from The Virtual Wall

SP4 Valente was assigned to the Headquarters Company, 554th Engineers, as is usual for medical personnel, but was in the field with "B" Company at the time of the ambush.

He and other men of the 554th are remembered by today's

554th Engineers

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
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