The Fort Bliss soldier EL Paso Hero Arrested: Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. Wiki, Bio, Age, Story, Facebook, Instagram & More Facts

Glendon Oakley Jr.

Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. Wiki, Bio

Glendon Oakley Jr. was born circa 1997. He grew up in Killeen, Texas. He is the son of a retired sergeant major and a retired master sergeant, and the brother of a retired captain. Glendon Oakley Jr. is an African-American United States Army private who has been called a “hero” for preventing many deaths during the 2019 El Paso shooting.

 

Glendon Oakley Jr. Age

Glendon Oakley Jr. is 22 Years Old

Why Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. is Arrested

The Fort Bliss soldier who was hailed as a hero for saving children during the El Paso mass shooting was arrested Thursday for desertion, according to police.

Pfc. Glendon Oakley, 22, was arrested at about 2:19 a.m. by the Harker Heights Police on the 500 block of Central Texas Expressway, just outside of Fort Hood, according to a police report. Oakley was detained on a “military desertion warrant” issued by Fort Hood, which is more than 500 miles east of Fort Bliss and is located near the town of Killeen.

Glendon Oakley Jr. Emotional Story

Pfc. Glendon Oakley told a very emotional story about allegedly carrying children out of the Cielo Vista Mall, located next to the Walmart, during the shooting in August. But since his story was told, no one has been able to verify if it’s true.

Why Glendon Oakley Jr. Called a Hero?

An Army veteran who reportedly rescued several children from the El Paso, Texas mass shooting on Saturday is being hailed as a hero on social media.

U.S. Army specialist Glendon Oakley told reporters he was shopping at a sporting goods store inside the Cielo Vista Mall in West El Paso when the gunman opened fire inside a nearby Walmart.

Oakley’s social media pages indicate he is a retired U.S. Army veteran from Killeen, Texas, a city located in the center of the state about 582 miles east of El Paso.

 

Glendon Oakley Jr. Early life and career

Oakley was recruited by the United States Army in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training in March 2018. He now serves as a private in the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss,[2] and he is the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

El Paso shooting

On August 4, 2019, Oakley was off duty and shopping at a Foot Locker store near the Cielo Vista Mall when he became aware of the shooting. He later explained:

I didn’t even think. I just grabbed as many kids as I could and ran five stores down to the exit. […] We got there and ran into a whole batch of police pointing their guns at us. I wasn’t focused on myself, and I wasn’t focused on my surroundings … I was just focused on those kids.

— Glendon Oakley Jr., August 4, 2019

Oakley was praised by El Paso police Chief Greg Allen for saving many lives.During his El Paso visit on August 8, 2019, President Donald J. Trump met Oakley and remarked, “What a job he did.

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