MYERS, GLENN LEO
Name: Glenn Leo Myers Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O2 Unit: 16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Date of Birth: 1941 Home City of Record: Pittsburgh PA Date of Loss: 09 August 1967 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 175300 North 1062600 East Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF4C 1059 Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: Lauren Robert Lengyel, returnee Refno: 0789
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Corrections provided by Col. Jack Foley, USAF, Ret. 2011.
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SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977 Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and spelling errors).
GLENN LEO MYERS Captain - United States Air Force Shot Down: August 9, 1967 Released: March 14, 1973
"Thanks, this is the greatest thing in the world," said Captain Glenn Myers about the flag which he received at a welcome home reception in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania.
Captain Myers had left for Southeast Asia June 3, 1967. He flew an RF4-C (photo reconnaissance) out of Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam. He was on a combat mission when he was shot down August 9, 1967. He was reported missing in action for 31 months. His status was changed to prisoner of war March 9, 1970 when his first letter was received. He was held in a North Vietnamese prison camp for five years, seven months.
A Pennsylvanian by birth, he was born in East McKeesport in 1941 and was graduated from Penn Hills High School in 1959. In 1965 he was graduated from The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina with a B.S. in chemistry. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in January 1965 and in 1966 finished pilot training and photo reconnaissance crew training. He was thereafter a member of the 22nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron until June 1967 when he was captured.
"Welcome Home - We Love You" was the greeting on a sign displayed at the Pittsburgh International Airport when he arrived. "This reception is taking my breath away," Captain Myers said. "Thank you for your support while I was there."
"Many days as I sat in Hanoi without much to do, I thought of days I had spent in Penn Hills. I recalled just about every nook and cranny of Frankstown Road and Saltsburg Road and Verona Road, every road I could think of and every little house, and every face I could think of."
When a flag was hoisted on the airport flagpole, he told what he felt: "It meant a lot to us to raise that flag we fought for (for) so long, and that you backed us for."
=================== Glenn Myers retired from the United States Air Force as a Lt Colonel. He and his wife Audrey reside in Tennessee.
==================== Subject: Glenn L. Myers Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000
In reading the bio of Glenn Myers,... I found a couple of errors relating to his capture date and unit of assignment. I was in pilot training at Moody AFB with him, Class 66G, and we were together through first assignment in RF-4C's and then to Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN.
The bio mentions -- "He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in January 1965 and in 1966 finished pilot training and photo reconnaissance crew training. He was thereafter a member of the 22nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron until June 1967 when he was captured."
The bio itself shows his shootdown date as Aug 9, 67, which negates the June 1967 date mentioned above, which was really the date he shipped over to Vietnam... also, the 22nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron was our unit at Mountain Home AFB before we were assigned to Tan Son Nhut. There we were assigned to the 16th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron; where he was when shot down...
Also, "Other Personnel in Incident:" .. I'm quite sure his front seater was Lauren Robert Lengyel ... they were usually crewed together and the shootdown date and coordinates match.
I as so glad I discovered this site.... I can't wait to look up some more friends.. Thanks to all those who are/were involved in maintaining this important record!!
Cheers, Jack O. Foley, Colonel, USAF, Ret.