Army Sgt. 1st Class Glen J. Whetten
Died March 12, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
31, of Mesa, Ariz.; assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died March 12 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
(The following was taken from www.abc15.com of March 15, 2010) MESA, AZ -- Officials announced Tuesday that a soldier from Mesa has died while serving in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense said in a news release that Sgt. 1st Class Glen J. Whetten, 31, died March 12 near Kandahar of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Whetten was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in Fort Riley, Kansas.
Whetten's brother, Jed, said Glen graduated from South Mountain High School in 1996.
Whetten leaves behind a fiancée, an 11-year-old daughter, his mother, and three siblings.
"Everybody that knew him knew how committed and loyal he was to his country," Jed said.
Whetten died one week before his 32nd birthday.
Jed said the viewing for his brother will be on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Meldrum Mortuary located at 52 N. Macdonald in Mesa.
The funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery located at 4310 East Southern in Phoenix.
The family has set up a Facebook page for people to share their stories and condolences