Posted by: notsofancynancy | May 28, 2012

Another Hero Has Been Called Home

Honoring Jim Glandon

Honoring the Holdrege National Guard in 2012

I got a note today that another of my father’s comrade’s has made the trip to heaven. Mr. Glandon I am told, started out with the Holdrege, Nebraska National Guards in 1940. Somewhere between there and the war he went on to Army Air Corps and became a gunner on B-24 Bombers in the European Theater. I am sure the rest of the regiment were there to meet him.

The Holdrege National Guard was combined with the Lexington National Guard (Where Dad started) and sent to train together.

I will be adding him to my Virtual Cemetery on Find a Grave.

Please, on this Memorial Day say a prayer as I will, for his family

Here is his obituary,

James “Jim” D. Glandon

April 15, 1920 – May 19, 2012 James “Jim” D. Glandon, 92, of Kearney, died Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Mt. Carmel Nursing Home in Kearney.  Memorial services will be Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney with Pastor Michelle Reed officiating.  Private family burial will be at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the Ft. Kearney Chapter of the American Red Cross or Boy Scouts.  A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com.  Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Services of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

Jim was born April 15, 1920 in Wilcox to Clarence and Mary (Elliott) Glandon.  He graduated from Wilcox High School in 1937.  Jim entered the Army Air Corps in 1940, and served until 1945 as a gunner on B-24 Bombers in the European theater.  He married Joyce Henline on January 17, 1947 in Phillipsburg, Kansas.  Jim and Joyce loved going to the nearby towns to dance to the big band music that was so popular.  They lived in Holdrege where Jim worked for Kansas Nebraska Gas Company for 40 years.  He also was a Boy Scout leader in Holdrege for 10 years.  In 1973 they opened Stagecoach gifts in Kearney.  In 1991 they moved to Kearney.  Jim enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting, and tinkering around the house.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, 1 brother, and 5 sisters.

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Responses

  1. A hero indeed! Debra

    • Thanks Debra! I believe they were all hero’s. We are blessed to have had them . They were “The Greatest Generation.”

  2. That generation sacrificed so much, we must always remember.

    • Thanks for your comment! I agree we must never forget our forefathers sacrifices my father and so many others have made. Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!

  3. With the passing of each year and the death of every WWII Veteran we are losing something great, a generation of people who considered it an honor to fight for their country. Not to say that we have not had these types of people since or that we do not have them now but at that time we had an entire generation of people who believed it was their duty above all else to serve their country. They truly were and truly are still the greatest generation.

    • Agreed Darren. My father never complained of the sacrifices he made during the five years he served. He was proud he served and I agree they are “The Greatest Generation.”

  4. I love how you honor these representatives of the Greatest Generation. You are a heroine (if that is PC)…

    • We need to be aware of what they actually went through to “Fly their flags.” The more I read my fathers letters they more aware I become.

      I think this should be a weekly thing, like Memorial Monday!


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