LTG Caryl Glenn Marsh

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LTG Caryl Glenn Marsh, 73, of Cumming passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Cumming. Glenn Marsh was born in Bracken County, Ky., to Gilbert and Edna (Mattox) Marsh on Oct. 12, 1939. He spent his youth as a farmer. He attended high school in Bracken County. He married Claire Boudrias on Sept. 11, 1961, in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1962 and was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from UK and the Army ROTC program. He was a dedicated soldier for 34 years.
LTG Marsh began his distinguished career as a soldier in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot and parachutist in Wertheim, Germany. He went on to serve two tours in Vietnam where he was a company commander. LTG Marsh completed the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and the Air Command Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. He became a battalion commander at Ft. Lewis, Wash. He attended the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.
LTG Marsh then was stationed in Berlin, Germany as Chief of Staff for the Berlin Brigade. He then went to Ft. Lewis, Wash., as Brigade Commander and then Chief of Staff of I Corps. LTG Marsh was then stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ky., as Assistant Division Commander of the 101st Airborne Division. While there, he completed the Air Assault Course.
LTG Marsh then went on to command the Berlin Brigade in Berlin Germany. Under his watch, the Berlin Wall came down. LTG Marsh then became the division commander of the 2nd Infantry Division in Camp Casey, Korea. Following that, LTG Marsh was the Chief of Staff of FORSCOM at Ft. McPherson and I Corps Commander at Ft. Lewis, Wash.
During his long and distinguished career as an Infantry soldier, LTG Marsh earned the following decorations: Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with "V" Device, numerous Air Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Air Assault Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Medal First Class.
Following his career in the Army and in retirement, Glenn joined Cubic Applications as Vice President and General Manager of the Columbus, Georgia, office. He worked for Cubic for 13 years where again distinguished himself as a valued advisor to military units across the country and abroad. Glenn had many admirers in both of his careers.
Glenn was a devoted husband and beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Glenn was an avid bird hunter and went on an annual pheasant-hunting trip to North Dakota with several of his friends. Glenn loved tractors. He had recently restored a 1952 Ford tractor and had driven in the local 4th of July parade. Glenn was active at his parish, St. Benedict Catholic Church. He was a very spiritual man.
Glenn Marsh is survived by his wife, Claire; his three children, Jeffrey, Regina, and John and their spouses Mary, Matt, and Michelle; 12 grandchildren, Rebecca, Nicolette, Megan, Emma, Daniel, Charles, Magdalene, Joseph, Mattox, Kolbe, Ryker, and Connor; his sister, Mary Ann Robertson; and one great-grandson, Jaxon.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Johns Creek, with Fr. Paul Flood presiding over the Mass. Burial will follow at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming. There will be a Rosary said at 7 p.m.
The Marsh family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the U.S. Army, Cubic Applications, Fr. Paul Flood and McDonald and Son Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given in the name of LTG Caryl Glenn Marsh to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Condolences may be expressed online at
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Forsyth County News from Aug. 26 to Aug. 29, 2013
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