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' Taps for' Coi*poiral Glenn VJilliams
. . *■; by . >
■ ,Tom Forney
land of ours great primarily because of the many
and heroic deeds of those who have gone before.
Just’prior to this present' conflict and during this ?;ar that greatness has been threat
ened, Tliis will in no sinall measure be due to the sacrifices and heroism of the youn^3
men -^i/ho have given their lives that this- nation under God shall continue as the land
of the free and the home of the brave.
This issue of our publication is dedicated to one who ga.ve his life for this
country and for what 5.t stands. With deep sorrov; rjid shock we learned recently that
Glenn Williams was killed in action in Fr^ce, • • .
We realize that mere y/ords .are inadequate in paying tribute to Glenn and his
heroism, Vi/hat we say here' can not add or detract to the greatness of the deed,
Gleni^ Viilliams was a’Paratrooper, Tliat fact in itself shows him to, be-a man of
•courage, daring, and sacrifice. He’ entered this branch of the Army voluntarily. In
fact Glenn volunteered for Military Service/ftiany months before Pearl.Harbor,
;' . Glenn was the son of Mrs, Pearl WiJLliams and the late Mr, Floyd Williams,: He is
survived by three half brothers and two^ full sisters, Mrs, John Shuford and Mrs, Clyde
' McEntyre, He was born in FaHston, North Carolina July 6, .1918, He was 26 years of
.,5Lg.0;.at time of death, Glenn lived in Fallston until 1935 when he moved to Lawndale'.
He -attended Fallston elementary school and high school until he moved p.fter which he
attended Piedmont high school for tv/o jrears. He was a high school senior when he quit
to earn a living. He took a job in the mill of the Cleveland’Mil^ Sc Power Company,
He proved to be a good v;orker and was well liked by foremen and fellov/ employees;
Glenn joined the Fallston Baptist church at. the-ago of ten and remained a faith-,
ful member of that church* during his'‘life- time. We have all confi4.ence‘-that Glenn
passed into the Glory of Eternal Peace”, ' • i '
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Glenn wo^a an'butstan'diii^' athlete at Piedmont, ;He''w'as an exceptionally good
basketball player 'qh. a te^ whiqh for those tv/o years had a remarkable record of vict«
Glenn entered the., Army in Jmuary, 19A1 as a volunteer. He trained first at Fort
Jackson, South Carolina and then at-^ort Penning,.. Ctcorgia. After this he served for
10 months at Panama,.. Canal Zone, Later he returned to the United States and was stat
ioned at Camp Maclcall, North Carolina, He went over-seas in. April, 1944* He first
was in Italy ?nd lr.ter in France, ^ , ,, '
Glenn was our 9nly^Paratrooper '■Xrom this immediate section. In paying tribute
to him. we offer praise^.to. all Paratroopers, Vfe know that it takes the best of young-
manli ood to qualify as a Paratrooper, That it is-a' dangerous, life is known by all and
^ certainly by the Paratroopers themselves. In all respect- to 'all other branches of all
the Ser\’’ices vjo say that there are no braver, more courageous men rnywhere than are
found among these Pariitroopers,
Vfe remember Glenn most vividly as that young.Paratrooper who often on week-ends
\i?hile at Canp Mackall would come home and come\to Sunday School _on Sunday morning.
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