GLENN MAKOTO UEMURA Glenn passed away on June 15, 2016 in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii on May 3, 1947. He retired from GTE Hawaiian Tel in Kailua, Kona, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He recently was a resident of Grants Pass, Oregon. He is survived by son, Darrell Uemura of Whitehall, Ohio; daughter, Kelly Burchett of Columbus, Ohio; grandson, Curtis Burchett; granddaughter, Josie Uemura; sisters Elaine Farm and Aileen Uemura; nephew, Alton Farm; grandnephew, Avery Farm; and grandniece, Cassidy Farm. The following was written by retired Major John Plaster, who served with Glenn in Vietnam: Glenn was a highly trained U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret who volunteered for MACY-SOG, the top secret unit conducting covert operations deep behind enemy lines. Glenn led small reconnaissance teams on missions along the Ho Chi Minh Trial in Laos and into the enemy's Cambodian sanctuaries. This included several missions with Medal of Honor recipient Franklin D. Miller. During his eighteen months in combat, Glenn was wounded once. His awards include two Bronze Stars for Valor, two Army Commendation Medals for Valor, the Air Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, American and Vietnamese parachute wings, and the Special Forces Tab. Private services will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Pacific with military honors.
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