|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 2005|
FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE, Hq Det, 3rd Reg, WWII
Hugh was born in Delia, Alberta, Canada son of Hugh G and Amy (Russell) Lee, his father was from Ireland and mother from Wisconsin. When Hugh was a young boy the family moved to Berkeley, California.
Glynn attended Willard School in Berkeley, high school in Lake County, Taft Junior College and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Chico State University in 1956. His post graduate work was at Chico State and at the University of Nevada and in 1960 he received his Masters degree in Secondary Education.
Glynn enlisted for military service on June 11, 1942 in San Francisco and soon afterwards would join the First Special Service Force at Fort Henry Harrison near Helena, Montana. After intense and specialized training at various training locations he would deploy to the Aleutian Islands from there, after a brief period back in the US, the First Special Service Force left for Italy via North Africa.
Glynn served and saw his first action against the enemy in Italy, he took part in many battles including those at Cassino and Anzio and was among the first men to enter and liberate Rome in June 1944. From Italy he participated in the invasion of southern France, the "Champagne Campaign" and afterwards went to Norway.
On July 22 1944 Sgt. Lee was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action.
Glynn moved from California to Nevada and was the Vice Principal and later Principal of Portola high school in Portola, Nevada, he retired in 1981. Hobbies included reading, stamp collecting and watching college sports; Glynn had coached various sports over the years.
Glynn is survived by his wife Peggy, daughters, Gail and Margaret and son Russell; brothers Jack and Harold and seven grandchildren.
In July 2013, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II.
(MiniBio by LBeacon)
Georgietta Margaret Vadney Lee (1925 - 2009)*
Created by: L Beacon
Record added: Mar 12, 2014
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