Fallen Hero MAJ George L. Glass II, US Army

MAJ George L. Glass II

July 5, 1967 - October, 23, 2009
US Army

George Lawrence glass II was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to George and Lois Glass. He graduated from South St. Paul High School in 1985, and a year later joined the Army. After ten years of exceptional enlisted service, Major Glass went to Officer Candidate School. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Cameron University in 2000. His first duty station as an officer was in Germany, after which he deployed to Bosnia. In 2002 and 2003 he served as Fire Direction Officer and Battery Commander in Kuwait and Iraq. He returned to the States and after completing his assignment, commanded a Forward Support Company.

In 2005, at the age of 38, Major Glass successfully completed Ranger School…….quite a feat at the age of 38! His final deployment was to Iraq in 2007. He then came to Washington in June of 2008 where he served as Recruiting Operations Officer and Executive Officer for CWU’s Army ROCT Battalion. He was an integral member of the ROCT team always committed to teaching-coaching-mentoring. He took personal responsibility to help mold the Cadets in the program and aggressively recruited scholars-athletes-leaders into the Wildcat Battalion.

Major Glass will always be known for his Super-Fit Program and his commitment to helping others improve their physical fitness. He was also an avid hiker and enjoyed going up Manatash Ridge. This man has truly left an indelible mark on the Cadre and Cadets of Central Washington University Army ROTC, Central Washington University and the United States Army. He is very much missed by his loving family.

Portrait sponsored by:
Cpl. Curtis M. Swenson Memorial Fund, Rochester, Minnesota