Thomas Glenn was born in South Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July 16, 1968, and he completed basic training and A School as a Radioman at NTC San Diego, California, in January 1969. His first assignment was as a radioman with the U.S. Naval Support Activity in Saigon, South Vietnam, from January 1969 until he was captured and taken as a Prisoner of War in Cambodia on February 5, 1970. After being released by his captors on February 28, 1970, RM3 Glenn returned to the United States, and then served as a radioman with the Navy Communication Station in Puerto Rico from June 1970 until he left active duty on July 12, 1972. He was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserve on July 15, 1976.
The Sailors Creed:
I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.