Hughes, Glenn Curtis, MAJ

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Service Branch
Infantry
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

Infantry


Special Forces

Ranger
Major


Seven Service Stripes



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1933
 
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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 

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




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 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 - Assoc. Page
  1980, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - Assoc. Page
  1980, 17th Infantry Regiment Association


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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 veteransempoweringveterans.org.
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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 1980, Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
 
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Join Year
1980
   
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Association Type
Military National

Website
http://www.dav.org/
Contact Phone Number
877-426-2838

Contact Email
http://www.dav.org/
Year Established
1920

Owner
Chief Administrator, TWS, SA, (1974-1979)
HQ Address
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014
   
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