Gleason Woodrow Wilson
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
a contemporary press report:
Gleason Woodrow Wilson, 82, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Washington zoning inspector, died March 8, 1998 at Inova Alexandria Hospital after a heart attack.
Colonel Wilson, who was born in Jonesboro, Maine, graduated from the University of Maine at Orono. He served nearly 22 years in the Army, beginning in 1941.
As a combat engineer during World War II, he commanded a company in the 348th Combat Engineer Battalion, 5th Engineer Special Brigade, which supported the assault forces of the 1st Infantry Division at Omaha Beach in the 1944 invasion of Normandy, France.
After the war, Colonel Wilson returned to civilian life and reserve duty but reentered active service in 1948. He later served in occupied Japan and in Korea during the Korean War. He had other assignments before he was stationed in Washington in 1960. In 1963, he retired from the military and began a second career as a D.C. building and zoning inspector. He retired from that position in 1983.
He was a 50-year member of the Masons and a past member of Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity.
His wife, Margaret Uhler Wilson, died this month.
Survivors include two children, retired Army
Lieutenant Colonel James Gleason Wilson of Alexandria and Ann R. Wilson
of Havertown, Pa.; a brother; and two grandchildren.
On March 8, 1998, at Alexandria Hospital, GLEASON
WOODROW WILSON, husband of the late Margaret U. Wilson. He is survived
by his son, James Wilson; a daughter, Ann Wilson and her husband, John
Bassani; a brother, Neil Wilson; two grandchildren, Alice and Elisabeth
Bassani. Friends may call at the EVERLY-WHEATLEY FUNERAL HOME. 1500 West
Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA on Wednesday, March 18, from 12 noon to 2
p.m., to be followed at 3 p.m. by a simple graveside ceremony with full
military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. If appropriate, charitable
remembrances in lieu of flowers can be given in memory of Gleason Woodrow
Wilson to INOVA, Alexandria Hospital Foundation, General Fund, 4320 Seminary
Rd., Alexandria, VA 22304.