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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - January 2019
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP
Issued to Brigadier General Ralph Irvin Glasgow (ca. 1951)

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 569976 - U.S. Property marked pistol with original parkerized finish, issued to Brigadier General Ralph Irvin Glasgow on 14 March 1951. Pistol has ordnance wheel stamped on the left side of the frame, to the right of the thumb safety.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 569976 - U.S. Property marked pistol with original parkerized finish, issued to Brigadier General Ralph Irvin Glasgow on 14 March 1951. (right side)

Legion of Merit

Citation:

Action Date: 1942 - 1943

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

GENERAL ORDERS:
United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

CITATION:
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Coast Artillery Corps) Ralph Irvin Glasgow, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States at the New York Port of Embarkation from 1942 to 1943.

 

Brigadier General Ralph Irvin Glasgow
February 15, 1901 - August 29, 1982

Ralph Irvin Glasgow was admitted to the United States Military Academy from Idaho in 1920 and graduated in the class of 1924.

[Source: United States Military Academy, Howitzer Yearbook, Class of 1924]

Brigadier General Ralph Irvin Glasgow

Services for Ralph I. Glasgow, a retired brigadier general in the Army, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the chapel at Fort Myer, Va.

Mr. Glasgow, who was 81 and lived in Washington, died Sunday of leukemia at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington,

He retired from the Army in 1956 as the military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in London.

Born in Omaha and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, he served as an officer in the Army following his graduation form the U.S. Military Academy in 1924.

His decorations included the Legion of Merit.

After his retirement from the Army, he worked for the National Academy of Sciences and a trucking company before becoming secretary and business manager of the Armed Services Communications and Electronics Association, from which he retired in 1967.

He was active in Washington in the American Legion, the Army-Navy Club and the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church.

His first wife, the former Mary Osborne, died in 1952.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Tischbien; two sons, Ralph I. Glasgow, Jr., of Severna Park, and Robert E. Glasgow, of Cape Coral, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Sally Rigopoulos, of Venice, Italy; a sister, Mrs. J.C. Keys, of Trona, Calif.; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

[Source: The Evening Sun (Baltimore, Maryland), 1 Sep 1982]

Brigadier General Ralph Irvin Glasgow

Birth Date: 02/15/1901
Death Date: 08/29/1982
Interment Date: 09/02/1982
Branch of Service: US ARMY
Section: 3
Grave: 3893-A-B

Photo Credit: Arlington Cemetery

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