Glendon Oakley Wiki – Glendon Oakley Bio
Glendon Oakley is an African-American United States Army private who has been called a “hero” for preventing many deaths during the 2019 El Paso shooting.
Oakley served as an automated supply logistical specialist, assigned to 504th Composite Supply Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade and was a Killeen, Texas native.
Glendon Oakley Age
He was 23 years old.
Glendon Oakley Early Life & Career
Oakley was born around 1997. He grew up in Killeen, Texas. He is the son of a retired sergeant major and a retired sergeant major, and the brother of a retired captain. 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 and is the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War Service Medal Counter-Terrorism and the Army Service Ribbon.
Glendon Oakley El Paso shooting ( Save Kids)
On August 4, 2019, Oakley was out of order and shopping at a Foot Locker store near the Cielo Vista Mall when he learned of the shooting. He later explained: I didn’t even think. I just grabbed as many kids as I could and ran five stores to the exit. We got there and ran into a bunch of policemen 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 visit to El Paso on August 8, 2019, President Donald J. Trump met with Oakley and commented, “What a job he did.”
Oakley was considered to a hero and made national headlines after the El Paso Walmart mass shooting. Oakley told reporters that he tried to gather as many kids as possible, thinking that if he had a child separated from him, what would he want someone else to do in that type of situation.
Glendon Oakley Found Died
Glendon Oakley, 23, was found dead in his on-post quarters on April 8, according to Fort Bliss Officials.
His death is under investigation by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. At this point in the investigation, foul play in not suspected, according to Fort Bliss Officials.
Glendon Oakley Medal
Oakley’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Rifle Marksmanship Badge.