GLASGOW NATIVE DIES IN MALI SERVING WITH THE U.S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS; GHS SCHOLARSHIP SET UP IN HIS HONOR PDF Print
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:40

A Glasgow native has died in service to his country on the continent of Africa.  33 year old Captain Daniel H. Utley was killed in Bamako, Mali on Friday, April 20th.  The United States Army has made no official statement or release about the incident, but the Associated Press is reporting a U.S. defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity as saying  one of the three Americans was from U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, and the two others were assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command. The military personnel were in Mali as part of a U.S. special operations training mission that was suspended after last month's coup overthrew the country's democratically elected president. In recent years, the U.S. military has been helping train Malian troops in counterterrorism tactics to fight al-Qaida-linked militants who have established bases in Mali's northern desert.  Captain Daniel Utley has been a part of that effort.   He joined the Army is 2003 and served in tours of duty in Afghanistan, South Korea, Kuwait, and Mali.  Utley is a member of the class of 1997 at Glasgow High School.  His parents, Charles and Linda Utley are former Glasgow residents.  Charles, a member of management at R.R. Donnelly and Linda a former employee of South Central Bank.  In addition Captain Utley is survived by his wife Katie, and two brothers, Chuck Utley and Matt Utley.  Members of the class of 1997 have established a Scholarship in honor of Captain Daniel H. Utley.  If you would like to contribute, please send your donations to:

Glasgow Independent School Education Foundation
Glasgow Board of Education
1108 Cleveland Avenue
Glasgow, KY 42141

 

 

Today is Anne Taylor Day!!  Anne had a birthday last week and she does a lot of volunteer work!!

WCLU Weather

70°
21°
°F | °C
Fair
Humidity: 59%
Wed
Clear
58 | 84
14 | 28
Thu
Mostly Sunny
66 | 88
18 | 31