Ashby, Glenn, MoMM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1944-1946, MO-0000, USS No Name (PCS-1443)
Service Years
1943 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Plank Owner
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Home Town
Born: Long Beach CA. Home: Christopher Creek AZ
Last Address
The family moved to Phoenix when he was only a year old. He lived in Arizona the rest of his life. Glenn used to say, "He was the oldest non-native Arizonan living in the State."

Date of Passing
Aug 10, 2008
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Blue Star

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Dr. Glenn H. Ashby, 1924 - 2008
1st Class MoMM, Motor-Machinist's Mate/Diesel
Plank Owner, Minesweeper YMS-473


Dr. Glenn H. Ashby, Ed. D, Member Educational Honorary Phi Delta Kappa  

Glenn was born September 17, 1924, in Long  Beach, California and the family moved to Phoenix when he was only a year old. He lived in Arizona the rest of his life, passing away on Sunday, August 10, 2008. Glenn used to say, “He  was the oldest non-native Arizonan living in the  State.” 

Glenn attended Creighton School, Phoenix Union High School (PUHS), where Glenn was elected freshman class president and graduated from North Phoenix High School. In May of 1938 his parents purchased the CI Ranch located in Christopher Creek, Arizona. Following freshman year he worked on the CI Ranch and studied  through PUHS correspondence school.

Glenn entered the Navy in July of 1943 where he attended diesel school and was assigned to a newly commissioned mine sweeper, the YMS-473 (originally laid down as PCS-1443). Glenn then traveled to Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Guam, Okinawa, Korea, and many other Pacific locations. The YMS-473 received one battle star in the Pacific war and was involved with four post war operations during September 1945 to February 1946. 

Glenn was discharged from the Navy as an MoMM 1st (Motor Machinest's Mate/diesel) Petty Officer First Class, in April of 1946.  Thanks to the GI Bill, Glenn enrolled at ASU and graduated in May of 1950 with a BS in Accounting and a minor in Elementary Education. In August of 1950 he was hired by William T. Machan, the long-time Superintendent of Creighton School District as an accountant and part-time teacher. On August 13, 1951, Glenn and his wife were married in Boulder, Colorado. The two met in the 6th grade at Creighton School where  their friendship began and their love affair grew throughout their lifetime.  

During this time Glenn and his wife worked as partners to build Christopher Creek Lodge. In 1954 Glenn became the Controller for Creighton. Glenn continued his education receiving his MA in Elementary Education in 1956. He also became very involved with the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), first as Treasurer and then as President. Glenn served on numerous committees to improve the professional standing of school business officials, became a life member of the International Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) and was awarded a Registered School Business Certificate, in 1965. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the IASBO in 1976. He continued his education at ASU and achieved his Doctor of Education in 1979.  

Glenn and his wife became charter members of Shadow Rock Church, was the scoutmaster of blue ribbon Troop 260, and was Co-founder of the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association where he served as President. Glenn especially loved classic country music from the early 1930’s, enjoyed fly-fishing, traveling, hunting, backpacking, and golf.  

Glenn H. Ashby was listed among the Who is Who in Arizona in 1958. He led a happy life proud of his service to his country, and his fellow man. 

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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CASchool Assignments - StaffUS Navy
  1943-1943, SR-0000, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1943-1944, MO-0000, Navy Diesel & Gasoline Engine Mechanics
  1944-1946, MO-0000, USS No Name (PCS-1443)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
Arizona State UniversityArizona State UniversityArizona State University
  1946-1950, Arizona State University
  1954-1956, Arizona State University
  1976-1979, Arizona State University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 10, 2008, Dr. Glenn H. Ashby obituary2
  Mar 26, 2013, General Photos2
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