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Air Force Lt. Col. Glade L. Felix

Died June 11, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

52, of Lake Park, Ga.; assigned to 622nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.; died June 11 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. His death is under investigation.

Air Force lt. col. dies in Qatar

The Associated Press

In Afghanistan Air Force Lt. Col. Glade L. Felix helped treat sick and injured detainees. In Qatar, he was helping care for American casualties.

“They called him ‘the old man’ ” because he was so much older than the rest of them, said Jan Felix, his older brother.

Felix, 52, of Lake Park, Ga., died June 11 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, of heart complications. He was assigned to Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University at Provo and a master’s in physical therapy from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He entered the Air Force in 1976 and served the past 31 years in both active and reserve duty.

He spent many years working as a physical therapist in Valdosta, where he was also a community soccer coach, a scoutmaster, and taught Sunday school. He also was an avid golfer.

He also is survived by his wife, Cathie, and children: Chris, Leo, Chelsea, Jim, Katie and Sean.

Chris Felix said he was more than his father. “When I was able to come home, we’d hang out together,” he said. “He wasn’t just my father. He was also my friend.”

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