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In Memory of Col. M. G. 'Glenn' Hicks

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Col. Hicks obtained his Real Estate license in 1966 and was active in real estate for well over 40 years. He had his Broker's license and his GRI and CRS designations.

 

Prior to entering real estate, as a 20 year old civilian aviator at Memphis State University. Glenn joined the Army Air Force in 1942. Following training at several bases, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt., and shipped overseas with his fighter group aboard a British ship in March, 1944. He began daily sorties over Belgium and France in his P47 fighter. At 4am on D-Day he began the first of 4 missions over Normandy in support of the allied landing. Daily missions continued until July 6th when he was shot down. He was found unconscious, strapped to his cockpit seat 100 yards from his burning aircraft. Following treatment in a tent hospital and a hospital in England, he returned to the states for further recovery. He returned to Europe in 1946 with his wife, Barbara, where he served during the Occupation of Germany. He also piloted flights during the Berlin airlift. After this tour was over in 1949, he continued to serve several tours of duty in various states and in Ecuador, South America, where he was Operations Advisor to the Ecuadorian Air Force. He retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1965 after 24 years of service.

 

Colonel Hicks passed away in 2011 at the age of 88. He continued to come to the office on a daily basis until shortly before his death.

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