GERALD C. GLENN« Back to Honorees
Gerald C. Glenn enlisted in the Marine Corps at age15. It was early in World War II when he joined his unit on Guadalcanal. Although trained on a flamethrower, he was also used as a scout. At New Britain, Sergeant Glenn, against orders, tried unsuccessfully to rescue a priest and two nuns behind enemy lines. He was reduced to corporal. He earned both a Silver Star and Purple Heart during action on Peleliu. On Okinawa, Glenn received a second Silver Star and a Purple Heart while rescuing wounded men under heavy fire. He re-enlisted at the outbreak of the Korean War and was assigned to training duties in California.