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“I'm proud of my Dad's accomplishments and proud to be called his son. ”
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Glade M. Bishop (LTC US Army Retired) "Joe", age 74, died Saturday September 2nd 2017 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO.
Joe Bishop is survived by four children: Garrett Bishop, Meredith Bishop Adams, Brian Bishop and David Bishop. Joe has 8 grandchildren: Grant Bishop, Bryce Bishop, Lila Bishop, Isaac Bishop, Tristyn Adams, Andrew Bishop, Eliza Bishop and Clara Bishop. He also leaves behind his step son Joseph Atwara, sisters Patricia Frazer and Janet Bishop and younger brother James A. Bishop.
Joe was the second child of James Franklin Bishop and Alma Faye Bishop. He grew up a child of an active-duty Army officer and became accustomed to moving all over the country with his family and even to Berlin, Germany not long after World War II.
Joe attended Junior High and High School in Arlington, VA. After High School, Joe was accepted to the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, NY where he graduated as a second lieutenant in 1965. He then become an Airborne Ranger in Ft. Benning, GA. He met his first wife Sonya Robertson in Fayetteville, NC while stationed at Fort Bragg. They married in 1967. In 1968 he deployed to Vietnam where he earned numerous medals during combat operations, including two Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, two Air Medals, two Bronze Stars, one with valor, the Soldier's Medal, the Gallantry Cross and the Meritorious Service Medal.
In 1973, Joe earned his master's degree in psychology at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. He then returned to West Point, NY as an instructor for the USMA.
While having lived in various places as a child and many more during his own military career, Joe always had an affinity for Northern VA. He religiously rooted for the ... READ MORE →