Longview veterans honor fallen, almost forgotten comrade
LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - An East Texas man honorably served his country in the Vietnam war, but on the occasion of his death, he had no one to mark his service to this country.
A group of Longview veterans would not allow this veteran to go without honors.
At Longview’s VFW Post 4002, veterans gathered to give a proper memorial to Navy Vietnam veteran Greg Glasgow.
“More than happy, honored to be able to honor a warrior, and so here we are today and very glad to be here,” said Post Commander Ben Gurganus.
At the time of Glasgow’s death, he had no family or next of kin in the area and might have been forgotten, had it not been for his friends, who contacted the VFW.
“Next thing you know, they took the reins over and arranged this for our friend. Greg was a true patriot. Everybody needs to know about it, you know, keeping veterans in your prayers,” said longtime friends Steve and Jan Wier.
With military honor, a flag was presented to Greg’s sister, who was contacted by the post and made the trip for the ceremony.
“I was just so thankful, first, and surprised because no one really knew him here, so it was a blessing to our family,” Adrianne Glasgow said.
The ceremony served as a simple “thank you” to remember a veteran.
“I don’t even have the words to express how much we appreciate them and honoring our friend Greg today,” Jan said.
“He cared so much for our country and had a big heart for our country,” Adrianne said.
“A nation that does not honor its heroes will not last long,” said Gurganus.
Glasgow died at the age of 71 and was laid to rest in Leon County.
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