LTG Caryl Glenn Marsh, 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, August 23 in Cumming, GA.
Glenn Marsh is survived by his wife Claire; his three children Jeffrey, Regina, and John; and their spouses Mary, Matt, and Michelle. Glenn is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Rebecca, Nicolette, Megan, Emma, Daniel, Charles, Magdalene, Joseph, Mattox, Kolbe, Ryker, and Connor. Further, Glenn is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Robertson and one great-grandson, Jaxon.
Glenn Marsh was born in Bracken County, KY to Gilbert and Edna (Mattox) Marsh on October 12, 1939. He spent his youth as a farmer. He attended high school in Bracken County. He married Claire Boudrias on September 11, 1961 in Washington DC. 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, AL. He became a battalion commander at Ft. Lewis, WA. 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, WA 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, GA and I Corps Commander at Ft. Lewis, WA.
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 & General Manager of the Columbus, GA 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.
Caryl Glenn Marsh was a retired Lieutenant General in the US Army and a successful military consultant. LTG Marsh passed away tragically Friday, August 23 in Cumming, GA. He was 73.
LTG Marsh was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1962 after graduating from the University of Kentucky and the ROTC program. During his 34 year Army carrier, LTG Marsh achieved the rank of Lieutenant General. He served two tours in Vietnam, was the assistant division commander of the 101st Airborne Division, commanded the Berlin Brigade during the fall of the Berlin Wall, presided over the DMZ in Korea, and commanded I Corps at Ft. Lewis, WA. LTG Marsh retired from the Army in 1996.
LTG Marsh was considered a great soldier by his commanders, by his peers, and most importantly to him, by his troops. As a trainer, he always worked to allow the individual, as well as the unit, to achieve optimum combat readiness. LTG Marsh held himself and the units he commanded to the highest military standards.
“I had the distinct privilege of serving with/for [LTG Marsh] on two occasions during my military career,” said Rick Mackey, Colonel, Infantry (Retired). “The first as a major on the I Corps staff after his selection for BG and the last time as a member of his primary staff when he commanded I Corps, both at Fort Lewis, WA. I can say without hesitation that he was the most enlightened leader/soldier/trainer that I ever came into contact with. I will miss him and so will our Army.”