BENSON — Glenn Lowell, 33, of Benson died November 10, 2012, in Destin, Florida, as a result of a motorcycle/car accident.
He was born in Middlebury on August 27, 1979, the son of Edmond “Pete” and Gloria (Hurd) Lowell Jr.
Mr. Lowell graduated from the Fair Haven Union High School in 1998, and in August enlisted in the U.S. Army. He attended Basic Training at Fort Knox, KY. He was further assigned to 2/69 Armor in Fort Benning, GA, in 2001. He later moved to Camp Garry Owen, South Korea, where he spent 12 months assigned to 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry before he transferred to Baumholder, Germany, and was assigned to 1-6 Infantry. In 2003 he attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection at Camp McCall, N.C. Upon completion he was assigned to the Special Forces Warfare Training Group at Fort Bragg, N.C., to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course. After completion in 2005, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion 7th Special Forces Group. Mr. Lowell served two tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq.
SFC Lowell’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with three knots, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantrymen’s Badge, Special Skills badges include Special Forces Tab Parachutist Badge, and Rams Device. He also has multiple sets of Foreign jump wings from Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, and the Parachutist Badge.
He loved Mountain Climbing and enjoyed fishing, hunting, archery, baseball, soccer, snowmobiling and marksmanship. Glenn liked to make it “rain.”
Survivors include his parents of Benson; a sister Althea Lowell of West Tisbury, MA; a brother Brock Lowell of Clarksville, TN; maternal grandmother Shirley Hurd of Benson; paternal grandmother Phyllis Bishop of Rutland; paternal grandfather Edmond Lowell Sr. and his wife Judith of Benson; nieces Sarah Gruner, Ashley Lowell, Emily Lowell and Leigha D’Antio; nephews Jason Gruner, Taylor Lowell, Hunter Lowell, Lucas D’Antio and Lazlo D’Antio; aunts Jean Zimmerman and Gail Ryan; uncles Clifford Hurd, David Hurd, Allen Hurd, Perry Lowell and Robert Lowell; and his fiancée Ashley Simone.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Ralph S. Hurd on November 13, 2010.
Friends may call on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main Street, Fair Haven, VT.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the United Church of Benson. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Benson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or to the Dodge House, Veterans Assistance Office, Inc., P. O. Box 12, Rutland, VT 05701.