CPT Gary W. Glassford was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/01/2018 at the age of 76.6
Scottsdale, AZ
Flight Class 66-2
Date of Birth 06/29/1941
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV in 66-67
Call sign in Vietnam WHITE 16
This information was provided by Art Jetter

More detail on this person: Scottsdale, Arizona Gary William Glassford, age 76, passed away peacefully at home on February 1, 2018. Gary was born on June 29, 1941, in Pittsburgh, PA, to James William and Alma Ruth (Dee) Glassford. His parents moved to Arizona in 1956, and Gary graduated from Scottsdale High School in 1959 where he was active in Student Government and an accomplished athlete. He then attended the University of the Pacific and graduated from Arizona State University in 1962 with a B.A. in Chemistry. While at ASU he was an active member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and has maintained a lifelong friendship with many of his fraternity brothers. At the time of his passing, Gary served as the Secretary and was a Founding Director of The Marketing Alliance, Inc. He was President of the Glassford Agency, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona, since 1970. During his long insurance industry career, Gary served as President of the Scottsdale Association of Life Underwriters, the Secretary of Brokers Health Insurance Network, Inc., and the President of Sub Centers, Inc. While serving his country with the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam, Gary received the Vietnam Service Cross, National Defense Medal, Bronze Star with V and 49 Air Medals. He was a Member of the National Helicopter Pilot Association. Gary's interests included watching football as well as playing tennis, golf and bridge. His quick wit and good humor always made those around him feel as ease and he loved a good joke. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Deborah. He is survived by his daughter Natalie Anne Glassford; granddaughter Shanice Rachel Edwards; two step children, Nichole ("Nikki") Elliott and Stephen Allen and two step grandchildren, John Thomas "JT" Elliott and Gracie Elliott. A celebration of Gary's life will follow at a later date. Donations in appreciation of Gary's service with 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam may be made to the Arizona State Veterans Home ATTN: Recreational Therapy, 4141 N.S. Herrera Way, Phoenix, AZ 85012; or In Memory of Gary Glassford to : Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 18, 2018

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