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Glenn Charles Ames
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1913
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1990
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Maj. Gen. Glenn G. Ames, a former commanding general of the California National Guard, played an active part in the Guard's service during the 1965 Watts riots. Ames took steps to train Guard troops to assist police officers if other civil disturbances erupted in California's major cities.

A native of Wisconsin, Ames was first commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps on his graduation from the University of Illinois in 1935. After earning his law degree from USC in 1937, he served in what he termed "the old horse cavalry," patroling the Mexican border. Assigned to the 41st Infantry Division during World War II, Ames served in Australia, New Guinea, the then Dutch East Indies and the Philippines, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. At the end of the war, he was the intelligence officer in a task force that occupied the Hiroshima-Kure area and accepted the surrender of the remaining Imperial Japanese Navy.

After his occupation duty in Japan, he returned to the United States to practice law in Encino, specializing in probate and corporate law. Ames remained an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. He switched to the California National Guard in 1951.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine; son, Glenn C. Ames Jr.; daughter, Jodi Ames Mulliniks; a sister, and two granddaughters.

He died at age 77 of heart failure.
LA Times, October 7, 1990 
 
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MAJ GEN US ARMY
 
Note: WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Shiver
Record added: Mar 24, 2004
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Glenn Charles Ames
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- Nancee Russell
 Added: Dec. 9, 2012
The middle initial in the header should be C. He was Glenn Charles Ames, son of Charles Henry Ames and Arletta Pearle Bucher.
- Dave Smeds
 Added: Nov. 5, 2009
REPOSE EN PAIX GLENN!
- quebecoise
 Added: Mar. 22, 2008
 
 
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