USAF ROTORHEAD Members
16 years USAF and 15 years US Army Reserves & Army National Guard.
1968, Sheppard AFB, TX. for Helicopter Basic Course, UH-1 Specialty Course, CH-3C Specialty Course.
April 1969, assigned to the 20th SOS at Nha Trang and then reassigned to 20th SOS at Udorn. Initial assignment at Udorn Flight Line Crew Chief on UH-1P aircraft. I was given a set of aeronautical orders to be a flying crew chief.
After the UH-1P’s were transferred back to Nha Trang, RVN, I was assigned to CH-3 tail number 63-9690 as crew chief.
Later Udorn aircraft was assigned to NKP. I went to NKP to complete the phase dock inspection of our aircraft.
April 1970, DEROS back to the states.
April 1970 – Sep 1970, assigned to Whiteman AFB, MO. on UH-1F as Section Supervisor.
August 1970, received orders to report to Sheppard AFB, TX. for Specialty Course on UH-1H model Huey’s that were currently being used by the Army.
October 1970, Assigned to MACV as an Advisor to the VNAF at Soc Trang, RVN on the UH-1H.
After another year was up I was assigned to the Eglin AFB as Supervisor of the UH-1F models.
After two years of Eglin I was assigned to ATC and trained new instructors on the methodology of being an instructor.
Later I was assigned to teach aircraft specialty courses at Sheppard AFB.
While doing all of this I got my A & P License and two college degrees.
After spending 15 years in the AF I got out and went into the Army Reserves and the Texas State Guard and retired with the rank of O-5.
~ Final Flight 05 August 2018 ~
Glenn Dale Hunter, Jr., Lt. Colonel, USAF (Retired)
August 12, 1940 – August 5, 2018
Glenn Dale Hunter, Jr.
August 12, 1940 ~ August 5, 2018 (Age 77)
Glenn Dale Hunter, Jr. of Lubbock, TX was born August 12, 1940 to Glenn Dale Hunter and Opal (Sharp) Hunter in Bryant, OK. He passed away on August 5, 2018 in Amarillo, TX.
He graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, OK and received his bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Wayland Baptist University. He was married on August 28, 1959 to Marian Charlene Fresh in Tulsa, OK. They were the parents of three children – Jeff, Julie and Paul. Later they got divorced.
Glenn spent the majority of his life associated with the military. He enlisted in 1961 with the Air Force, served three tours of duty in Vietnam and completed his service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas State Military Forces on February 13, 1998. He was employed by Lockheed Support Systems, Inc. at Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, TX until it was closed.
Glenn was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lubbock, TX. He had also been a member of the American Legion, VFW, DAV, Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society, Texas Tech Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Vietnam Helicopter Crew Member Assn. and USAF RotorHeads. He had Amateur Radio License KD5ASA. He has a lifetime membership in the National Guard Association of Texas and the Texas State Guard Association. He enjoyed numerous hobbies, attending Lady Raider basketball games and being at his cabin outside Cloudcroft, NM.
Survivors include his wife Anna Borg, Lubbock, TX: son Jeff, Claremore, OK; daughter Julie Nicholas and her partner Jermi Irvin, Sand Springs, OK; son Paul and his wife Angella Finney, Denver, CO; grandson Dakota Nicholas, Sand Springs, OK: sister Carolyn Smith, Phoenix, AZ: sister-in-law Gail Fresh Dodson, Port Mansfield, TX: several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also greatly important in Glenn’s life were the Vietnam 20th Special Operations Squadron Brothers.
Donations may be directed to the David Westphall Veterans Foundation located at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at P.O. Box 608; Angel Fire, NM 87710.
~ GUEST BOOK ~
MSgt Joe Davila TXSG 39th RGMT
So sorry to hear of Major Hunter’s passing. It was an Honor to have served with him in TXSG 39th RGMT. He will be missed by the troopers that served under his command. Rest in Peace “Always to Defend”
Posted on August 6, 2018 10:35 PM
I got to know Glenn over the years. He was very supportive and compassionate to me regarding my cancer. He was always there for support. While I never meet him in person. I value him as true friend. The world is missing a great man today. GOD BLESS you Glenn
Posted on August 7, 2018 5:12 AM
I am sad but glad I got to see him one more time at the 20th SOS reunion in Omaha…stand down my friend…your watch is over.
Posted on August 7, 2018 9:06 AM
Glenn served our county with distinction throughout his life. During the Vietnam War he served a tour with the USAF 20th Special Operations Squadron on both CH-3E and UH-1F/P helicopters. He also served a tour as an UH-1H helicopter adviser with the Vietnamese Air Force. After sixteen years in the USAF, Glenn joined the U.S. Army reserves where he served for fifteen years and retired with the rank of Lt. Col. He was a long time member of our USAF RotorHeads website group and will be missed by us all. God rest the soul of Glenn Dale Hunter Jr. God comfort and protect the Hunter family.
Posted on August 7, 2018 9:12 AM
Uploaded a photo
Posted on August 7, 2018 9:24 AM
A Traditional Funeral Basket was sent on August 7, 2018
GLENN a great friend Roy Somchai Adams
Posted on August 7, 2018 12:05 PM
Got to meet Glenn several years ago. Always appreciated his integrity & honesty. We had a great time last year in Florida at our reunion. His memory will live on to those who loved & cared for him. Kevin Byrne
Posted on August 7, 2018 12:48 PM
A Spathiphyllum was sent on August 7, 2018
Our deepest sympathy, Love, Karen and Larry Witt, Dane, Christy, Jesse and Jeremiah Jessen, Cory, Laura, and Christian Witt
Posted on August 7, 2018 1:01 PM
I served with Glen at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand 1969-70. He was the Unit Training NCO and was always smiling and easy going. He was one of my favorite Helicopter Mechanics. He never hesitated to offer support and assistance when I needed help preparing for my upgrade training. I have uploaded a photo of all of us on the night shift. Glen is kneeling on the front row. I am the one in civilian clothes. The picnics were always on Sunday, my day off. I figured that if I showed up in civilian clothes, then I wouldn’t have to work.
Posted on August 7, 2018 7:06 PM
I have known Glen for many years and we talked on FB messenger when we talked. He was a very hard worker and he enjoyed life. I was so taken aback that he passed away. May he rest in Peace knowing he fought his battle with all his might. Prayers for all the family on this sad occasion.
Posted on August 7, 2018 10:55 PM
A Grandma’s Garden Table Basket was sent by Dakota Nicholas on August 8, 2018
Posted on August 8, 2018 9:01 PM
A Table Basket was sent by Julie Nicholas and Jermi Irvin on August 8, 2018
Posted on August 8, 2018 9:01 PM
Glenn was born on August 12, 1940 and passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Glenn was a resident of Lubbock, Oklahoma at the time of passing.