Lance Corporal Marcus Glimpse, 22, of Huntington Beach, California lost his life in service to our country when an improvised explosive device detonated. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. He served two tours in Iraq and assisted with the tsunami relief in Sri Lanka.
Marcus was the 'unlikely Marine' - he dropped out of high school, sported a fuchsia mohawk and black fingernails. He couldn't hold down a job. His only interest was playing video games all night. But, when his twin brother, Michael, joined the Army and became a paratrooper, Marcus decided to join the Marines, having a need to 'out do' his twin. Of course, this took some determination, as he had to graduate from high school first, which he did at the Huntington Beach Continuing Education High School.
He entered the Marines in October 2003 as a 129 pound nerd and became 160 pounds of muscle and a quiet leader emerged. The Marine Corps opened up the world of possibilities to this young man. With his enlistment up in 2007, Marcus was deciding whether to reenlist or go to college with the goal of becoming an attorney. "I've always known how talented Marc was," his father said. "Finally he did too."
We bid you Farewell and Walk with God, Marcus.
Marcus will be honored by the City of Huntington Beach on December 17, 2007.