IN MEMORIAM: Robert Evans Glasgow

Colonel (Ret.) Robert Evans Glasgow, 92, Wilmington, NC, died of CMML at home surrounded by family on May 28, 2022. He was born on Fishers Island, NY, November 19, 1929, to Brigadier General Ralph Irvin Glasgow and Mrs. Mary C. Glasgow. After graduating from Western High-Washington, DC as Class President, he excelled at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY where he developed many long lasting friendships. (Track Team, Glee Club, and Cadet Company Commander). Upon graduation-June 1953, he married Jeanne Marie Jacques, daughter of Col. Donald M. and Helen Marie Jacques.

During 27 years of active military duty, assignments included 2nd Armored Division-Germany, First Infantry Division and US Army Staff-Vietnam, 101st Airborne Division-Ft Campbell KY, Infantry Center’s Training Brigade-Ft Benning GA, and Military Advisory Group-Taejon Korea. Other notable assignments: Assistant Operations Officer US Naval Academy-Annapolis, MD, Combat Development Command-Ft Belvoir, VA, and Army Recruiting Command-Ft Sheridan IL. Bob commanded units from Platoon through Brigade, and served in staff positions from Battalion through the Office Secretary of the Army. In 1980 Bob retired from the Army. In recognition of his service, he was awarded the Ranger Tab, Army Commendation Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Combat Missions Air Medals, three Legion of Merit Medals, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Vietnam Medal Second Class and various service medals and awards. During his service and after retirement, Bob volunteered his management and leadership skills to further the cause of developmentally disabled citizens. Under his leadership as Board Member and President, the National Down Syndrome Congress was officially recognized for achievements by President Jimmy Carter, Senator H. Humphrey and MG McGabe, Commanding General of the Army’s Medical Command. Upon retirement to Florida, Bob worked in real estate and continued advocacy for developmentally disabled citizens. Later Bob moved to Plantation Village in Wilmington, NC and was President of the Resident Council. He kindled wonderful friendships there until his passing.

Col. Glasgow was predeceased by his son, William, brother, Ralph, and beloved wife, Jeanne, who passed away in 2006 after battling cancer. Bob is survived by his son Robert Jr.; daughter, Mary G. Fullerton; and her three wonderful children Chris, Allie (Alaimo), and Jeff; and great-granddaughter Ivy Alaimo. He will be remembered for his outstanding service to his country and community, his support of all developmentally disabled citizens, as well as his love and devotion to family. Graveside service-full military honors-Arlington National Cemetery- September 20, 2022, 3 p.m. Donations honoring can be made to National Down Syndrome Congress.

Published by The Washington Post on Sep. 11, 2022.

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