1963 sketch of Dad by Woodi Ishmael
Robert Leo Gleason
  • 93 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 19, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 5, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Let the memory of Robert be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert Gleason, 93, born on February 19, 1921 and passed away on November 5, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by marvin fitts on 13th November 2014

"Col. Gleason was a one of a kind military officer. His dedication to the military,his officers and enlisted personnel was exemplary. He was a wealth of knowledge to those serving with him at Hurlbert AFB  and in The 605th Air Commando Sqd. Panama.  He will always be fondly remembered. Marvin and Vivian Fitts"

This tribute was added by john moran on 11th November 2014

"Rest in peace oh mighty soldier, you have pulled your watch and must now come home..."

This tribute was added by John Sweet on 11th November 2014

"Col. Gleason was a long standing member of the Thailand Laos Cambodia Brotherhood since its inception in 1999.  Although I never met him personally we spoke on the phone several times at length about our current humanitarian aid to the children in Southeast Asia and the similar projects which he undertook at orphanages during the war.  Bob was that rare combination of leader, warrior and humanitarian who inspired us all.  Rest easy Bob with a job well done and a life well lived. Hand Salute!
John Sweet
President: Thailand Laos Cambodia Brotherhood
ACA Life Member 2924"

This tribute was added by Bob Kolhouse on 11th November 2014

"Never met or served with your Father.  But am so sorry to see him, and his peers, leave us.   You must be extremely proud of his accomplishments and his dedication to our Country.

I offer a belated, Thank You Sir, to him, and know that he has joined your Mom in the hereafter...certainly a better place.

Deepest Regards."

This tribute was added by Edward Broughton on 11th November 2014

"I am saddened to hear of the death of COL. GLEASON. What a wonderful man, one that will be sorely missed by family and by those of us who had the honor of serving with him. I was one of his AIR COMMANDOS while with the 605th In Panama (1963--65). I considered it an honor then to serve under his command, and I still consider that to be a highlight of my life. He has exchanged his Air Force wings for those of an angel."

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