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Manuscripts by Subject - Military - #21300

Title: Glenn Merton Thoreson  

Dates: ca. 1960s-2015

Collection Number: MSS 21300

Quantity: .05 ft plus digital files (documents, photographs, oral history and moving image)

Abstract: Consists of an oral history interview conducted by Sarah Walker on November  12, 2015 (digital), WDAY footage of Thoreson (digital and DVD with collection), photographs of Thoreson with his F4-C Phantom airplane "Rosie DEE," and scans from a scrapbook documenting Thoreson's life (digital). The scrapbook was returned to the donor.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Glenn Thoreson on November 12, 2015.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94‑553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Related collections:         Museum (artifacts).


Glenn Merton Thoreson grew up in Mayville (N.D.), graduated from Mayville High School, attended Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.), enrolled at the University of North Dakota Medical School and finished his Medical Degree from the University of Kansas in 1966. He interned at St. Luke's Hospital from 1966-1967, then entered the United States Air Force Flight Surgeon training program at Brooks Air Force Base (Tex.). He spent several months at Reese Air Force Base (Tex.) learning the basics of flying jets and practicing aviation medicine. He served as a physician, flight surgeon and fighter pilot in Vietnam from 1968-1969. He returned to Mayville to practice Primary Care Medicine at the Mayville clinic for 36 years. Thoreson and his wife have three children and reside in Mayville.               


21300-00001 Oral history interview conducted by Sarah Walker on November 12, 2015 (digital)
21300-00002 WDAY footage of Thoreson (digital)
21300-00003-00006 Thoreson with his F4-C Phantom airplane "Rosie DEE"
21300-00007 Classroom scene at University of North Dakota medical school, ca. March 1963 (digital)
21300-00008 Glenn Thoreson checking a woman's blood pressure, ca. 1963 (digital)
21300-00009 Dr. Glenn Thoreson with man, possibly his father Dr. Mens Thoreson, next to automobile, April 11, 1964 (digital)
21300-00010 News clipping "UND Medical Students Assigned to Hospitals," ca. 1964  (digital)
21300-00011 News clipping "Dr. Mens Thoreson Long Time Vet; Buried Wednesday," ca. July 28, 1963
21300-00012 Glenn Thoreson with his father Dr. Mens Thoreson, ca. 1957 (digital)
21300-00013 News clipping "Glenn Thoreson to get Doctor's Degree June 6," 1964 (digital)
21300-00014 Glenn Thoreson with a young man, Fargo (N.D.), ca. June 1967 (digital)
21300-00015 Glenn and Rosie Thoreson with a couple, Fargo (N.D.), ca. June 1967 (digital)
21300-00016 Planes in flight, possibly over Vietnam, ca. January 1968 (digital)
21300-00017 Vietnam mission data card, March 1969 (digital)
21300-00018 "Cauldron of War" passenger ticket, baggage check and boarding pass to Vietnam, June
1968 (digital)
21300-00019 Scrapbook page with Vietnam news articles, cartoon, and Hawaii visitors bureau pass, ca.
1968 (digital)
21300-00020-00026 Letter to Thoreson from Lee M. Bilden (Northwood, N.D.), December 17, 1968
21300-00027 Dr. Glenn Thoreson beside airplane, Vietnam, ca. May 1969 (digital)
21300-00028 News article "Mayville Man Receives Medal," May 25, 1969 (digital)
21300-00029 News article "Traill Officer Cited for heroism," ca. May 25, 1969 (digital)
21300-00030 News articles "Capt. Glenn Thoreson Receives Airmen's Medal" and "Airman's Medal
Awarded to Cam Ranh Bay Doctor," May 22, 1969 (digital)
21300-00031 Request for medical assistance at Cam Ranh Bay, April 27, 1969 (digital)
21300-00032 Dr. Glenn Thoreson receiving Airman's Medal, ca. May 1969 (digital)
21300-00033 Sign for Phantom 559 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, ca. 1968-1969
21300-00034-00041 Thoreson and servicemen, Vietnam, ca. 1968-1969 (digital)
21300-00042 Thoreson's room, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, ca. 1968-1969 (digital)
21300-00043-00053 Dr. Glenn Thoreson, co-pilot, and F4-C Phantom airplane "Mary Jane," Cam Ranh
Bay, Vietnam, ca. 1968-1969 (digital)
21300-00054 Portrait of Rose Thoreson in nursing uniform, ca. 1960s
21300-00055-00058 United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Graduation program, Brooks
Air Force Base (Tex.), 1967-1968
21300-00059 Glenn and Rosie Thoreson Christmas letter, ca. 1969
21300-00060 Portrait of Rosie Thoreson, ca. 1957
21300-00061 Rosie Thoreson High School Graduation Portrait, ca. 1957
21300-00062 Glenn Thoreson High School Graduation Portrait, ca. 1957
21300-00063 Portrait of Glenn Thoreson in uniform, ca. 1968-1969           
21300-00064 Glenn and Rosie Thoreson wedding portrait

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