York, Maj. Glen P.
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85, of Tempe Arizona passed away on May 3, 2014. Maj. York was born on August 31, 1928 in Enterprise, Oregon to Perry and Philomena York. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 and had a varied aviation career flying B-29 Superfortress, B-47 Stratojet, RB-66 Destroyer, T-33 Thunderbird, HH-3E Jolly Green Giant Helicopter and test pilot for Hughes Aircraft flying the Hughes 500. He received the Air Force Cross, 2nd highest military award, for displaying incredible courage for recovering a downed Navy pilot, while under heavy enemy fire. In addition he was awarded a remarkable six Air Medals for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial combat, and the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action. Glen was predeceased by his loving wife, Anita. He is survived by his children Vivian Keller, Glen P. York, Jr., and Diana Klien, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. His urn will be laid to rest beside Anita in the columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery at date TBD.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 18, 2014