Hughes, Glenn Curtis, MAJ

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1975-1980, 1542, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
Service Years
1951 - 1980


Special Forces


Seven Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Home Town
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Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Date of Passing
Aug 14, 2014
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Special Forces Group US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Special Operations Association (SOA-MACV)Chapter 2226Special Forces Association
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)17th Infantry Regiment Association
  1970, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1977, Special Operations Association (SOA-MACV) [Verified]
  1978, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 2226 (Vice President) (Ft. Bragg, North Carolina) - Chap. Page
  1979, Special Forces Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1980, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - Assoc. Page
  1980, 17th Infantry Regiment Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
FAYETTEVILLE - Retired Army Reserve Maj. Glenn Curtis Hughes, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
Mr. Hughes was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and served as a sergeant major in Special Forces. He was awarded the Bronze Star/V, Legion of Merit, Silver Star with an oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters, Combat Infantryman's Badge with star, Master Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab.
After retirement from the Army, Mr. Hughes served as president of the New Hanover County branch of the NAACP, chairman of life membership and mother of the year committees and branch secretary organizer; the New Hanover County NAACP Youth Council; the UNCW NAACP college chapter; national life membership committee and vice president of N.C. State Conference of Branches of the NAACP.
He was the founder and charter department commander of the Department of North Carolina Military Order of the Purple Heart; organized and founder of the Departments of Mississippi and South Carolina Military Order of the Purple Heart and later served as the national vice commander of Region IV, Military Order of the Purple Heart USA.
Mr. Hughes was a life member and a Golden Heritage life member of the NAACP, life member of the Special Forces Association, VFW, DAV, Special Operations Association, Purple Heart Association, the 17th Infantry (Buffalos) Association and the Special Warfare Museum Association.
Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife, Kathryn L. Hughes of the home; five sons, Glenn II (Mina) of Irvine, Calif., Gregory Thomas (Deby) of Cincinnati, LeoNardo of Durham, Gregory V. Hughes of Fayetteville and Brannon C. Bass of East Lansing, Mich.; two daughters, Sharon D. Ferguson of Fayetteville and LaFonya Idell Jackson (Michael) of Vairico, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Theadus (Patricia) Holmes of Indianapolis; two sisters, Marlene Carter of Detroit, Mich. and Sandra Carter also of Detroit; and a host of friends and relatives.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Empowering Veterans, 325 B St., Fayetteville, NC 28301 or
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Colvin Funeral Home chapel, 2010 Murchison Road, Fayetteville.
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Special Forces Training Group Airborne (SFTG Abn)5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)24th Special Forces Group3rd Special Forces Group Airborne
5th Special Forces Group (A)MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)Command & Control North (CCN), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
8th Special Forces GroupUS Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
  1961-1961, 11B10, Special Forces Training Group Airborne (SFTG Abn)
  1961-1962, 11B20, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1962-1963, 11B20, 24th Special Forces Group
  1963-1965, 11B20, 3rd Special Forces Group Airborne
  1965-1966, 11B20, Det A-233 (Buon Mi Ga/Buon Ea Yang/Trang Phuc), Det B-23 (Ban Me Thuot) Company B 5th SF Group
  1966-1966, 11B20, Det A-242 (Dak Pek), Det B-21/B-24 (Kontum)
  1966-1966, 11B20, Det A-251 (Plei Djereng) , Det B-25 (Pleiku)
  1967-1967, 11B20, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1967-1969, 11B20, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1969-1970, 11Z50, Command & Control North (CCN), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1970-1972, 11Z50, 8th Special Forces Group
  1975-1980, 1542, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
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