MAJ Thomas "Joel" J. Glenn was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/06/2007 at the age of 67.7 from Cancer
Fort White, FL
Flight Classes 65-7 and 65-8
Date of Birth 07/14/1939
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 119 AHC in 65-66, 161 AHC in 66, 4/77 ARA 101 ABN in 69, D/158 AVN 101 ABN in 69-70
This information was provided by Judy Glenn (wife), Bill Kelbaugh

More detail on this person: I worked at the Florida Department of Transportation with Joel for several years before we realized we were both Army Aviators.

From: Bill Kelbaugh

GLENN, THOMAS JOEL, 67 Ft. White - Thomas Joel Glenn, (14 July 1939 - 6 April 2007). After a brief illness, Joel Glenn passed away peacefully in his home in Fort White. He was surrounded by family. Born in Tallahassee, Mr. Glenn grew up in Fort White and attended the University of Florida on an R.O.T.C. scholarship. In 1962 he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering, as well as being a distinguished military graduate. After initial training at the Basic Artillery School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he completed airborne training and Ranger School. In 1964, with the growing need for pilots in Vietnam, he was selected for Army Flight School and designated an Army Aviator. Mr. Glenn served his first tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam flying the UH-1 "Huey" Iroquois where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star. Mr. Glenn returned to the artillery where he served a tour in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1969, Mr. Glenn returned to Vietnam as the commanding officer of an Army Attack Helicopter Squadron. In 1976, he transferred to the Army Reserve and returned to the family farm located in Fort White. Mr. Glenn worked for the Florida Department of Transportation for 16 years as a certified Professional Engineer. He retired in 2005 as the head of the Environmental Engineering Department. Mr. Glenn was an avid photographer and published a book of historical pictures of High Springs, Florida as well as a book of photos detailing his experiences in Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Judy Jones Glenn of Ft. White, his Mother, Hettie Lou Niblack Glenn of Ft. White, his 2 sons, Thomas Joel Glenn, Jr. (Stephanie) of Ft. White and Robert James Glenn (Michelle) of Palatka, his brother, Dewey Virgil Glenn, Jr. of Ft. White, sister; Wilma Ann Herren of Middleburg and his six grandchildren: Thomas Joel Glenn, III, Susan Ilyse Glenn, Carlton Virgil Glenn, Jonathan Paul Glen, Christopher Alan Glenn & Abigail Grayce Glenn. He was preceded in death by his Father Dewey Virgil Glenn and brother, Donald Hugh Glenn. Visitation for Joel will be Tuesday April 10, 2007 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Milam Funeral Home of High Springs, 17593 N.W. Hwy 441 386-454-5361. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday April 11, 2007 at the Tustenuggee United Methodist Church on Tustenuggee Rd., Ft. White, FL at 11:00 A.M. with Burial in Tustenuggee Cemetery with Military Honors. MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF HIGH SPRINGS 17593 N.W. Hwy 441 High Springs, FL. 386-454-5361 are in care of arrangements.

Published in the Gainesville Sun from 4/8/2007 - 4/9/2007.

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