Boyce Lee Glenn – Corporal, United States Marine Corps

Sergeant, United States Army

Sergeant Glenn served in the United States Marine Corps as an “Edson Raider” in World War II and then as a Sergeant in the United States Army in both Korea and Vietnam.  Research continues.

News Report: 21 April 2001:

GASTONIA – Boyce Lee Glenn, 76, 425 South Columbia Street, died April 18, 2001, at home.

Glenn was a native of Gaston County, the son of the late Boyce Lee Sr. and Goldie Putnam Glenn, and was a military veteran of 24 years, including service with the Marine Corps (Edson’s Raiders), in campaigns in the Pacific in World War II, including Guam, New Georgia Island and Okinawa.  He participated in the seizure of Emiray, was stationed with the Marine Corps in Cuba, New Caldonia and Guadalcanal.  He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation; Naval Unit Citation; qualified as a pistol and rifle expert; the Asian-Pacific Campaign ribbon with two bronze stars and one silver star.  He retired from the Army, after having served in Korea and Vietnam.  He subsequently retired from Firestone and Lithium Corporation.  He was a member of American Legion Post 23 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Wanda White Glenn; daughter, Linda Diane Glenn of Gastonia; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Kris Glenn, Charlotte, Kenneth Lee and Elaine Glenn of Dallas; grandchild, Daniel Lee Glenn of Dallas; great-grandchild, Tyler Daniel Glenn of Dallas; special family friend, Brian Morrow of charlotte; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, McLean Funeral Directors, Rev. Bill Mauncy.  Graveside services on Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery.


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