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Volunteer extraordinaire, Mr. John Glenn works his saw dubbed 'Xena' during a trail clearing trip into the Ansel Adams Wilderness with Midland High School student volunteers - photo USFS

Honoring Forest Service Volunteer John Glenn

CLOVIS  – John Glenn was a dedicated and valued part of the US Forest Service family until an unfortunate accident on Aug. 5, which lead to his death the next day.

Every year USFS Chief Tom Tidwell honors individuals who were lost in the line of duty. The Forest Service is elated to announce that due to his hard work and unconditional love for the Forest, John’s family will be receiving a flag in his honor.

The family will receive the Memorial Recognition in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Nov. 5. Arrangements were made possible by the USDA Forest Service for John’s daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren to visit the capitol.

John volunteered for the Sierra National Forest for approximately 18 years out of the Clover Meadow Work Center. He was a recipient of the Lifetime of Service Award in 2014, accumulating 4,000 hours of volunteering.

John’s also received various other awards because of his continuous passion to preserve the forest for future generations.

“The Sierra National Forest lost a great friend, member of our family, and caring individual who is greatly missed,” says Public Information Officer Iveth Hernandez.

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