Douglas Glime

July 29, 1937 - August 26, 2017

Retired USAF Lt. Colonel Douglas G. Glime, 80, a 1955 Forest City High School graduate and highly decorated Vietnam fighter pilot, flew his final mission August 26, 2017.

Doug was the son of Samuel and Bernice Glime who owned and operated G&H Motor Parts beginning in 1952. The Forest City store was owned by Doug and his wife, Merle, at the time of his passing.

Following 1959 Drake University graduation, Doug entered the United States Air Force. Piloting a F-105 Fighter Bomber, he flew 101 missions during the Vietnam War. Doug was awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal and many other medals honoring his valor.

Following Vietnam service, Doug was assigned to the prestigious Presidential Squadron at Andrews AFB. Between 1970 and 1980, he piloted aircraft carrying the nation's highest ranking government officials around the world.

Doug is survived by his wife of 59 years, Merle, five children and their families.

Burial is at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, California.

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