|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 1994|
Colonel James Patrick Anglum, 76, a retired Air Force officer, died November 26, 1994 at his Colorado Springs home.
A rememberance gathering was held at the Air Force Academy Officers Club to bid him an Irish farewell.
Colonel Anglum was born February 1, 1918, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin to John P. and Eva (Bell) Anglum.
He was married December 27, 1941, in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, to Ruth Elizabeth Nowlin, who passed away March 19, 1998.
Colonel Anglum is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Johnson of Cheyenne, Wyoming; a son Sean Patrick of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by a brother, John; and four sisters, Jane, Isabelle Dittler, Helen Nelson and Essie.
Colonel Anglum enlisted in 1939 and served in the Army-Air Corps during World War II in the North African and Italian campaign, where he recieved his Field Commission. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1955 and was assigned to Ent Air Force Base as squadron commander with Headquarters Air Defense Command until his retirement in 1963.
Among his decorations and awards were the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Unit Medal, Air Force Outstanding Award and European Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars.
Colonel Anglum had an avid love for animals and was a well-known horse trainer who helped many nonprofit organizations in the Pikes Peak region. In 1961 he was an active member of the Committee to Expand the University of Colorado Extension in Colorado Springs. That group is known today as the "Founders of UCCS."
Memorial contributions may be made to McDonell Central High School, 1316 Bel Air Blvd., Chipewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729
Colonel Anglum was my fathers best friend as well as a loved family friend.
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