At his retirement as editor of the Marine Corp Gazette
We heard the sad and surprising news from Jack's daughter Sara on October 21 that Jack had passed away. These are the arrangements:
Viewing: Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Miller Funeral Home - 3200 Golansky Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA 22192
This is Jack's obituary from the funeral home:
Colonel John P. "Jack" Glasgow, Jr., USMC (Ret.), 69
Ken Burns, Larry Karch, Hon Lee, Hays Parks, Woody Sadler, Mike Wholley and Nate Wong have sent email that they will be at Jack's services.
At Quantico National Cemetery on October 25: Hon Lee, Nate Wong, Woody Sadler, Mike Wholley, Larry Karch, Hays Parks and Ken Burns
Colonel John Keenan, the current Gazette editor, sent a tribute page to Jack when he retired. That is available here.
When this news was sent to our classmates, these tributes were received:
"So sad. Thanks for the info. Jack was a good friend.
It has been good to read all the messages about
Jack. We were friends: TBS & Ft Sill classmates; fellow
gunnery instructors after Vietnam; roommates in the Ft Sill BOQ until I
got married; an usher in my wedding; joint members of the "Manpower
08 mafia" when Jack was head of MMEA and I was head of MMOA.
"Thank you, Bob, for forwarding this sad news.
If I can possibly attend any of these gatherings I will.
"Sad to hear of Jack's passing. A good man Jack. Good Marine too. I plan to attend the funeral and interment on Friday. Semper Fi!"
"I remember Jack fondly during our time at
TBS, at Fort Sill, and at NWC (he was Dean of Students when I was
"I will miss Jack greatly. He and I were roommates as college freshmen, and he was a lifelong friend. I will not be able to attend his memorial services, but I shall certainly remember him in my prayers."
"Sad news indeed. Jack
continued in the service of our Corps for many years after retiring
from active duty. And, he was a wonderful Quantico and Gazette
connection for us. We will miss him.
"Thanks, Bob, for the
notice. I remember Jack fondly from our TBS days together.
Those were memorable days for all of us establishing strong bonds as
Marine officers and I feel sad that we are starting to lose our fellow
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"I can go to the viewing as a "B" Company representative."
(later) "I was able to change my schedule and will attend the Service and Burial."
"Jack's and my paths
crossed several times during our careers, including in the course of his
editorship of the Marine Corps Gazette. The words that best describe him
are "integrity", "professionalism", and