CW4 Richard E. Glasgow was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/21/2007 at the age of 76.8 from Fibrosis
Olympia, WA
Flight Class 55-Q
Date of Birth 05/08/1930
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 33 TC CO in 62-63, 118 AVN in 63, 200 ASHC in 67-68
Call signs in Vietnam THUNDERBIRD, PACHYDERM
This information was provided by Helene Glasgow (daughter), Mike Brown

More detail on this person: I've just received word from the Washington State VHPA that Dick Glasgow passed away last night. He was president of the chapter. He had been suffering from fibrosis for about a year.

I know that Dick's circle of friends extended throughout the country and that he was known and admired by many on these nets. Dick was one of those special people among us that likely departed without ever having made an enemy. Anyone who knew him was proud to call him, "friend." We'll surely miss him.

Please keep Dick and his family in your prayers.

From: Mike Brown

His funeral will be held at Woodlawn Cemetary on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. The address is 5930 Mullen Rd.S.E. Oly, WA 98503. Viewing is from 1:00 pm to 3:00 with graveside service beginning then. My dad was a one of a kind guy with many friends acrooss this globe who thought highly of him. it warms my heart to hear your stories . Thank you once again.

From: Helene Glasgow

Richard Edwin Glasgow, 76, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2007, at his home in Olympia surrounded by loved ones. Richard was born May 8, 1930, in Stratford, Oklahoma, to Jesse and Talmadge Glasgow. He enlisted in the United States Army after high school and served tours in Korea and Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. When he retired after 30 years of service, Richard was a Master Aviator and was ranked Chief Warrant Officer 4. Throughout his military career Richard received several awards for his superior achievements, including the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal. He loved every moment he sat in the pilot's seat of the CH-21C helicopter that Richard had the privilege to fly. While stationed in Germany, he met and married Ursula Anna Maria Zientek on February 6, 1954. After leavi ng the Armed Forces, Richard worked for Wilson and Graves Homes and then ventured out on his own, running his own cabinet and hardwood floor installation business. Richard was a lifetime member of the Flying Bear Association. He was also past President of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association, fulfilling his duties with the same fortitude he put into everything. Richard is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ursula Glasgow; their children, Karl, Helene and Ursula; grandchildren, Chris Heilman, Karlee and Kari Glasgow, Shawna and Shane McKinley; great grandson, Ryan Heilman; brother, Jesse Glasgow and sister Merle Summers. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Joe.

Our family would like to thank the staff at St. Peter's Hospital for their support. The family will hold a gathering to celebrate Richard's life this summer.

Burial information: Woodlawn Cemetary, Oly, WA

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