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Corporal Glasgow's Letter to His New-born Son

Introduction to A WWII letter to a new born son
See also: "He was truly a good man," the obituary of Glenn Shirley Glasgow

This letter, written to me shortly after my birth, is a letter that myfamily and I have long cherished. Corporal Glasgow was somewhere inWales, preparing for the D-Day invasion. I arrived on a snowy winter'snight and my mother's best friend, Nancy Cobb, rushed from thedelivery room to telegram Dad of my birth.

Dad used the typewriter ofhis commanding officer, Captain Clark, to prepare the letter. Thetypographical errors, additions, and other features may well expressthe excitement Dad experienced on receipt of the news that he had ason.

The letter, 65 years old, doesn't copy well, but its messages areclear! I share it now, just as it was typed, with all of our manyfamily friends in Adair County as many of those attending hisvisitation asked me to do so. It is a tribute not only to my father,but to his wife, Frances, whom he loved so much. The lastsentence Tell her that I am well, and that she shouldn't worry aboutme is so typical of Dad and is just as applicable today as it was onFebruary 12, 1944. Rest assured Dad, I have given her that message! -Glenn P. (Pat) Glasgow, Jan. 5, 2010.


s/Glenn P. (Pat) Glasgow

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Cpl. Glenn Shirley Glasgow

2010-01-07 . This is a family photograph of U.S. Army Cpl. Glenn Shirley Glasgow taken during World War II.His service record:
  • U.S. Army World War II, 533rd Quartermaster Brigade, 5th Engineers Special Brigade, Medical Detachment, January 1943-November 1945. Invasion of Europe D Day, June 6, 1944. His service included these locations: Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, IN; Camp Young, CA; Army Base at San Bernardino, CA; Army Maneuvers, Hyder Arizona; and Camp Pickett, VA. He sailed from Boston, MA to Glasgow, Scotland. He trained in Wales for Invasion.
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