1943 - 1962


Navy Chief Leo Sterle Glende, retired,  entered into rest on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home. He was 87 years old. He was preceded into death by his beloved wife of 32 years Margaret Marie Glende, and his parents Walter and Selma Glende. He is survived by his daughters Kathryn Mills and husband Bonnie Mills of Augusta, GA, Linda Kilbride and her husband Harry Kilbride of Maricopa, AZ, Gail Rost of Champaign, IL, sons Isaiah Matthew of Bethel Springs, TN, Jon Glende of Chesterfield, NH, Reed Glende of Champaign, IL , nine loving grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a sister Marlys Morken of Winona, MN, brother Walter Glende in San Jose, Ca, and a host of nieces and nephews. He considered it a great honor to have served in the military. "For God and Country" is what he would always say when someone would thank him for his service. He enlisted in the US Navy during WWII on March 13, 1943. He served in Attu, AK for 18 months and endured the invasion in the bitter cold. From there he was transferred to Samar Island in the Philippines, where he endured harsh heat. After that he enjoyed a varied and interesting career as a court reporter. Some of the ships he served on were the USS General A.E. Anderson, USS Thomas Jefferson, USS Preserver, USS Briareus, and USS Bushnell. After serving 20 years in the Navy he worked for the University of Illinois Illini Center. During his service in Brunswick, Maine he was made an honorary member of the Order of the Arrow for his  volunteer work with the Boy Scouts. He was proud of his 37 years membership in the American Legion where locally he belonged to Post 205. Because his military service was so important to him, he made a website called "" which delightfully shows his military adventures. Friends are welcome to visit the site and leave a comment using the email links. He will buried alongside his wife in Muscatine, Iowa.

"Final Inspection"

The following are remembrances of the military life of
 Chief Leo S. Glende (aka: attukid)



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.


Let the nations be awakened! - Joel 3:12

"American Sailor"



My tours with the United States Navy...



Winterized Jeep on Attu

Visit some of my favorite Attu links...


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