Spokane’s Glen Douglas will be among thousands of veterans at the dedication of the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
But he’ll be concluding a journey like none other.
He saw the horror of German concentration camps in World War II. He threw himself on a grenade to save his commander in Korea. He did Special Forces work during three tours in Vietnam.
With two Distinguished Service Crosses, four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars and eight Purple Hearts, Douglas is one of Washington state’s most decorated veterans. On Saturday, he will leave a written prayer at the memorial – a prayer honoring his Native American heritage and asking for the inner peace he sacrificed on the battlefield.
Starting Thursday, The Spokesman-Review will chronicle Douglas’ wartime experiences and his journey to the nation’s capital in “A Warrior’s Tale,” a four-part series.