Glenn John Zamorski

First Lieutenant
HMM-164, MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
05 October 1942 - 11 June 1968
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Panel 58W Line 031

1ST MAW CH-46 HMM-164
Naval Aviator

DFC, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Glenn J. Zamorski

The database page for Glenn John Zamorski

13 Jun 2004

This memorial is for the cousin I never knew. You gave your life so that others can enjoy freedom. I wish I could have known the man with so much courage. Freedom does not come free.

When one American is not worth the effort to be found, we as Americans have lost. May you rest peacefully knowing others have benefitted from your sacrifices. I would gladly welcome any information from those who served with Glen ... any stories or remembrances. The point of contact for Glenn is

Lori Letts



13 Sep 2006

There will be a memorial dedicated to those from Elizabeth who gave their lives in Vietnam.

This will take place on 21 September 2006 in Scott Park, Elizabeth, New Jersey, at 11 am sharp.



From a cousin,
Lori Letts
7326 Samuel Drive, Laurel Lake, New Jersey 08332
steamfan1@netzero.net

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Three men from HMM-164 were killed when their CH-46A (BuNo 150960) was hit in flight by an artillery shell reportedly fired by a battery of the 11th Marines:
  • 1stLt Glenn J. Zamorski, Elizabeth, NJ, pilot
  • Sgt Raymond W. Templeton, Dos Palos, CA, crew chief
  • Cpl Conrad Lerman, Albuquerque, NM, gunner
Although the aircraft broke up in flight, crashed, and burned, the copilot (Lt Dan N. Jones) survived. Additional information is available on the Pop-A-Smoke site

The photo at the top of the page is from Pop-A-Smoke and was taken by Lt Jones. 1stLt Zamorski enlisted in the Marines in May 1964 and eventually entered the Marine Corps Aviation Cadet Training Program. He received his wings and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June 1967. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in Feb 1968, cited for landing his aircraft under heavy enemy fire in order to rescue four Marines.

Available records indicate the bodies of the three men were recovered.



In addition to being remembered on the Wall in Washington, 1stLt Zamorski's name appears on the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, which has one panel for each day of the year listing the men who died on that day. The panel for 11 June shows NJVVM 11 June
  • LCpl John J. Foley, Plainfield, 3rd Recon Bn, USMC
  • CPL John M. Frambes, Vineland, C/2/327th Infantry, US Army
  • SP4 Robert G. Reynolds, Neptune, 299th Eng Bn, US Army
  • PFC Thomas H. Jones, Salem, C/1/28th Infantry, US Army
  • 1stLt Glenn J. Zamorski, Elizabeth, HMM-164, USMC
  • CPT Karl W. Mills, Paramus, B/3/82nd Arty, US Army
  • CPL Robert G. Sekva, Princeton, C/2/22nd Infantry, US Army
  • SGT Fred J. Zyck, Flemington, HHC/4/21st Infantry, US Army




Elizabeth Vietnam Memorial dedication on Sept. 21

ELIZABETH--The Eastern NJ Chapter 779 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will host the official dedication and unveiling of the Elizabeth Vietnam Memorial Monument on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. in Winfield Scott Park on Elizabeth Avenue.

The nine-foot-tall polished black granite monument will stand as memorial to the 29 U.S. servicemen from the City of Elizabeth who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.

"This memorial monument is a symbol of our eternal gratitude to these Elizabeth residents who made the supreme sacrifice," said Herb Worthington, First Vice President of the NJ State Council Vietnam Veterans and past president of Chapter 779.

The monument will bear the names of the 29 men, their branch of service and their dates of birth and death. The sculpture will also feature iconic images of the "Huey" helicopter and Vietnamese bamboo.

The memorial to the servicemen has come to fruition thanks to the diligent work and fund-raising efforts of many individuals, including Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, and veterans groups like the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 779. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders also contributed funding for the completion of the memorial.

� 2006 Suburban News
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Reproduced under 17 USC �107





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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 13 Jun 2004
Last updated 08/10/2009