It is with great regret and sorrow
that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Glynn Mallory, on February
20, 2020, in San Antonio, TX as a result of acute myeloid leukemia due to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
Glynn is survived by his wife,
Linda; their daughter, Margaret Mallory-Lorente; their son, Glynn III; their
daughter, Amber Kistler and her husband, Charles Kistler; and their
grandchildren, Frankie Lorente, Tony Lorente, Isabella Lorente, Mallory Kistler, Annabelle
Kistler, and Charlotte Kistler.
Visitation will be on Monday,
March 2, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Porter Loring Funeral Home, 2102 N. SH
1604 Loop, E Frontage Road, San Antonio, TX 78232.
A Celebration of Life service will
be on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Alamo Heights United Methodist
Church, 825 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, TX, 78209. A reception at the church
will follow. Attendees will be welcome to share memories.
Funeral services for Glynn are
scheduled at 1 PM, 23 July 2020, at the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, VA. Burial
will follow in Arlington National Cemetery. A reception following the burial is
currently planned at the Fort Myer Officers Club.
If you plan to attend Glynn
Mallory's funeral, please pay special attention to the information below that
Linda asked me to forward.
Updated information will be sent
as it becomes available.
Class Memorial Pages\K-1 Glynn Mallory.pdf
I can not imagine the
United States Army without general Glynn C. Mallory Jr. Sir you’ve inspired and
paved the way for the next generation of generals. I hope and pray that they
will see your vision and understanding of leadership and how to lead your
soldiers into battle. I will lead my life to reflect a part of you. I will do
my best to do everything that you personally taught me to be. With all due
respect sir “I love you " and may God reunite us soon, at the end we all win.
Clark Mallory, Jr was born in Natchez, Mississippi on 10 February 1939 and was
raised in Waterproof, Louisiana. He lived with his parents, Ann and Glynn
Mallory Sr, older sister, Grace, and his paternal grandparents on a cotton farm.
His grandmother, Grace Clark, was part Cherokee, and a descendant of William
Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He attended a school in Waterproof that
served kindergarten through high school in one small building. His younger years
were spent working in the fields, driving the combine, fishing, hunting, and
raising chickens and baby beef calves to show. He played four years of football
at Waterproof High School and was Captain of his team in his Senior year. He was
President of the Student Council and his Senior Class as well as Valedictorian,
and delegate to Pelican Boys State where he was elected Lieutenant Governor. He
was awarded the American Legion Citizenship award and the V.F.W. award for Most
Outstanding Student for which he was given a scholarship to any college of his
choice in Louisiana. There were only 19 students in his Senior class.
When Glynn was a young boy, his father took him to a movie where
he saw a news film, featuring the United States Military Academy at West Point.
His father explained the institution and purpose of training young men to serve
their country as Army officers. He remembers this was the inspiration that
fueled his goal to be a soldier. He received his appointment through Congressman
Otto E. Passman in 1957 and entered the academy that year.
known by many names, "Glynn Jr" or "Son" on the farm, "Mal" by his wife and
classmates, "Coach" by his cadets while serving as their Tactical Officer,
"General" by many in the Army, and "G-Man" by his golfing WAD group. But, his
favorite was "Dad" or "Grandpa."
Point Glynn found a brotherhood in Company K-1, as well as with many other
classmates that has endured almost 60 years. These men still have a solid bond,
supporting each other through good times and bad. When they gather it is as
though they have never been apart. Their motto is "Second to None" and they
strive to live up to that. He has always reflected on the fact that his roommate
would have been first in the class had he not spent so much time in the closet
under a blanket with a flashlight helping Glynn master all the math. These
friendships were extremely important to him, and he valued all of his cadet
experiences with his classmates. Only these men who lived and trained together
can relate the many experiences they endured and escapades they created from
their plebe year through graduation. One should know that each of them shares a
part of each other for a lifetime. His class marched in the Inauguration Parade
of President John F. Kennedy.
promised his mother he would not play football due to injuries he had sustained
in high school, he could not avoid the opportunity and desire to join the Army
150 lb Lightweight or Sprint Football team in his Cow (Jr) year where he was
coached by the great Eric Tipton. His focus from that point on was to BEAT NAVY.
It should be noted that he always cheered for the other rival academies… except
when they played Army.
graduated in 1961 from West Point, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of
Infantry. He is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff
College and the Army War College. Additionally he earned a Masters Degree in
Business Administration from the University of Georgia.
commanded at every level in the Army beginning with an airborne rifle company in
combat with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from 1966-1967. Two years
later, he served as a brigade operations officer in the 4th Infantry Division in
Vietnam. He commanded a mechanized infantry battalion, the 1st Battalion, 8th
Infantry Regiment, at Ft. Carson, Colorado, a heavy armor brigade, the 4th
Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, in Wiesbaden, Germany, the Second Armored
Division at Ft Hood, Texas, and the U.S. Sixth Army and Presidio, in San
as the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Deputy Director
of Operations in the National Military Command Center on the Joint Staff, and as
the Director of Operation, Mobilization, and Readiness on the Army Staff during
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
awards and decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf
clusters, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze
Star with V device for valor and five oak leaf clusters, and the Purple Heart.
He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the
Ranger Tab, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Joint Staff
Mallory was a professional soldier who possessed admirable character and moral
values. He was a Christian who lived by his faith daily. A selfless humble man,
he treated every person he met with respect. He valued his relationships with
his fellow officers and subordinates. He spoke often of the lessons he learned
as a young officer from his non-commissioned officers and practiced their
guidance. They taught him to be firm but fair and never walk by a mistake. He
did not tolerate using soldiers to promote self image, especially wounded
warriors. He abhorred using soldiers for mundane tasks. He was a man of high
standards and charged his officers to take care of soldiers and their families
as if they were their own. He was a patient trainer, always leading from the
front and never expected his soldiers to do anything he would not do himself. As
a commander, he strived to train them to do their mission and return safely to
their families. He loved soldiers and considered them the noblest creation of
mankind. He was fortunate to work for and with many commanders and peers who
shared these same values and ideals. These men were commanders who trained their
men and women to protect our country and survive.
retiring, he relocated from the Presidio of San Francisco to San Antonio and
continued to do some contract work as a military training consultant, but found
his calling during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts when so many wounded
warriors and their devastated families descended upon Brooke Army Medical
Center. With the first request from a commander in Iraq to visit a dying
severely burned soldier, he was committed to mentoring wounded warriors,
focusing on the burn unit. These patients and their families would spend years
in recovery. This was his passion, and he spent many days a week visiting
patients in the hospital and trying to help families adjust. During this time,
he was fortunate to become part of a board known as Returning Heroes Home. Their
goal was to build a respite place on the campus of the hospital to serve these
wounded warriors and families. The board is made up of people who serve from
their heartfelt compassion, patriotism, and devotion to the wounded warrior.
This was the most self fulfilling project in his retired life. As he recovered
from an extensive back surgery, he was fortunate to rehab in aquatic therapy at
the Center for Intrepid, also located on the BAMC campus. This is where he spent
much of his time for many months even after he was diagnosed with an illness.
Here he would bond with therapists and recovering injured soldiers.
great enjoyment working in his yard, taking pride in having beautiful gardens
and hanging baskets of flowers. He named every snake, lizard, and creature he
encountered, and they returned every year. He looked forward to playing golf
with his many friends and always aspired to return to the course following rehab
from his back surgery.
He met Linda (Hollstein) on his first assignment with the 101st ABN DIV at Ft
Campbell, Kentucky in 1962 as she was about to enter University of Kentucky. Her
family eagerly welcomed him as part of the family, and they were married in June
of 1964. He had inscribed "Color It Happy" in her wedding ring. They were
blessed with three wonderful children, Meg, Glynn III, and Amber. Their life has
been an adventure ever since they met. They both feel very lucky to have found
each other and are grateful to God for the life they have shared. They never
lost faith during their recent two year cancer journey together as Glynn so
lovingly cared for Linda while both were undergoing chemotherapy at Brooke Army
Medical Center. As Linda recovered, Glynn continued his journey and they simply
swapped care giving roles. His constant reassurance and faith as well as his
sense of humor sustained them and their family through his final days. They both
declared their love for each other and their family often and embraced the
words, "I Love You," no matter what God laid before them.
no words to express our family's gratitude to our doctors, nurses, staff and so
many other health providers at Brooke Army Medical Center for the care they gave
to both of us and continue to give to all of their patients, treating all of
them equally. Their professional and personal care is above reproach. He had
them convinced that he had the Heart of a Lion as they helped him live through
one more football season and gave him precious time with his family. He was
always looking for the discharge nurse. He looked forward to visiting with the
other patients and their family members. They supported each other as they
fought together. He spoke of his disease in military terms to the doctors as
though they were on a mission. He was not in the defend mode, only attack,
validating his Ranger Tab every day. They did everything possible to help him
live as long as possible. Everyone everywhere deserves to be treated by their
met a stranger. He greeted everyone with a smile and a warm hug or a handshake,
no matter who you were. He could find out more about you in five minutes than
most people would ever learn. He befriended maintenance workers, lawn crews,
cleaning personnel, auto repairmen, mess hall cooks, nurses, doctors, teachers,
teenagers, and Whataburger staff members. He engaged in conversation with old
soldiers, listening to their stories and later retelling them to others. His wit
and sense of humor was entertaining, but also helped him navigate challenging
moments in his life and lives of others. He was calm in a crisis, rising above
chaos to make a plan and sort out the issue. He was reassuring at all times, and
encouraged everyone who worked for him or in the family to be all they could be.
His ability to motivate others was a gift. He had no agenda for himself other
than to do good for others, but great expectations for those who worked for him
as well as for his children and grandchildren.
Mallory was a simple, humble good man, a faithful servant, a loving son,
brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He adored his parents and
grandparents, and his sister who called him every day. He would want his
children and grandchildren to know how very proud he was of them and how much he
loved them. His love was unconditional for his Christian faith, family, friends,
his country and the Great American Soldier. He would never want the recognition
we are giving him. It is an honor to be his wife and live to care for him in his
final days. It was the greatest adventure of love I could ever imagine. We all
know he loved us unconditionally with all his heart, and we will all miss him
would want his friends and all of you who had any relationship with him to know
that he had great affection and respect for you. He knew God was in charge and
would choose his day to join others who have passed before him. We all know he
is looking upon you and saying:
"What are you Great Americans doing here…it is the Heart of the Duty Day!
Get back to work!
…..And Beat Navy!"