Glenn James Watkins

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Tacoma, WA

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Corporal

Corporal Glenn Watkins began his military career in 1981. He served four years in the Navy, three in the Army, and seven years with the National Guard. He was deployed to Iraq in late 2003. Watkins volunteered to stay in Iraq after the bulk of the Washington Army National Guard’s 3,200-member 81st Brigade returned home during the spring.

Glenn, survived by his wife, Anne, had three sons and a daughter. One son followed in his father’s footsteps and served with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Watkin’s awards and decorations include the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal second award, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal second award, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Navy “E” Ribbon, the Bronze Star Medal, and Purple Heart among many others.

Age: 42

Date of Death: April 05, 2005

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