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In Memoriam

Captain Glen Edward "Dupes" Dupuis

Captain Glen Edward "Dupes" Dupuis

22 October 1985

Capt. Dupuis was born on April 22nd, 1956 in Sacramento. He had 2 brothers and 3 sisters. The family moved to Lafayette in 1971 after his father retired from the Air Force. Glen graduated high school with honors in 1974 and was appointed to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He graduated in 1978 with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant.

He flew with OV-10, OA-37 & the venerable F-16 in which he received “Top Gun” honors. He totalled more than 1500 hours with 400 hours in the F-16. His decorations include the Air Force Commendation Medal and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.

He was killed and lost at sea on October 22nd, 1985 during an F-16 weapons deployment mission off the coast of Turkey in the Bay of Isrederun. He was assigned to the 10th TFS based at Hahn AFB, Germany at the time of the accident.

Visitor Comments

Chuck Atkins, Jan 28, 2007 - 03:34 PM

he was a very nice guy, and a very friendly person, fun to be around. The deployment was good till we lost him. Will always remember him.

Bill Buchholtz, aka, Bucky, Feb 20, 2008 - 07:17 PM

Just found out recently what happened to Glen. I was in Glen's 4 smoke Squadron at the Zoo and he was awesome, even as a teenager. Tremendous spirit and attitude. He will be missed.

Megan LeBlanc, daughter of Michelle (Dupuis) LeBlanc, May 31, 2008 - 05:57 PM

I wish I would of met Glen Dupuis. He died seven years before I was born. I heard he was a very great person and changed a lot of peoples' lives. I bet he would of been a very great uncle to me. Our family misses him greatly. I will love him always even though I never met him.

Michelle Dupuis LeBlanc, May 31, 2008 - 06:10 PM

I will always miss his sense of humor and great laugh. He was a great brother and has touched the lives of many people. I would like to thank everyone (he had so many friends) who has contacted my family throughout the years. Sharing memories and laughs with you has warmed our hearts. Thanks for sharing, caring and keeping his memory alive.

viper46, Aug 06, 2008 - 05:58 PM

I talked to you as you stepped to the jet; My shift was over and you had 1 last sortie for the day. my buddy andre asked you if you would be his driver when he rec'd his back seat ride and your eyes lit up and said of course and that it would be an honor. we made small talk after that about how the deployment was going and the great weather and rip off alley. we had some great times together you were so down to earth and personable.I just wish I could have said goodbye.thanks for being my friend.

Steve Farrow, Oct 31, 2008 - 12:48 AM

I was at the AFA with Glen for a short time -- I left in 1976. I remember Glen and admire his service. My now 21 year old son is in the Vermont Army National Guard and just back from Afghanistan. Never forgotten. -- Newport, Vermont

HS & beyond
Bruce I, HS classmate, Nov 10, 2008 - 12:15 PM

I knew Glen at Acadiana HS, we both transferred in our sophomore year, 1971. Glen was over for the few parties at my house, we joked around a lot in Physics, the two juniors really creamed the seniors. Glen always burned with determination for the AF Academy, even growing 2"+ with special exercises to exceed height requirements. Best friend I had at Acadiana, always a big smile and a ready laugh. I've missed him many times since we both headed out of the country following meeting up to compare notes the last time in 1982, with Glen and Sam.

Ex-wife of Fellow 10th TFS pilot
Ellie, Feb 04, 2010 - 10:35 AM

You were lost but not forgotten.... Dear Dupes I remember you in the 10th TFS. I have thought of you from time to time over the past 24 years. I remember you flying with my ex-husband and the day the lord took you. It was a very sad day. I just want everyone to know that you were a kind, loving and handsome man. May you rest in peace.

Chris Keys USAF, Oct 12, 2010 - 09:14 PM

I was part of the maintenace group for that deployment and remember when i founded out the tragic news. The internet was more then 20 yrs. away from being invented, but now I 'm happy that I can view and read other's tributes to you. You are an Great American Hero!!!

Les Frasure, Oct 22, 2010 - 10:45 AM

Dupes: It's been 25 years since our last conversation as you stepped to your jet, I raise a glass to you my Brother. You will always be remembered my friend. Rest in Peace

Captain Dupuis
SRA 462X0, Jan 28, 2013 - 03:37 AM

I'm proud to have served with Capt. Dupuis as a weapons loader on aircraft 80-0586 on that TDY to Turkey. I still remember back to that day from time to time as he was the only pilot lost in my 20+ years as a USAF mechanic. Hard to believe it's been almost 30 years ago.

My best to his family. He is still remembered.

Thanks for your service
Jeff Dupuis, Apr 01, 2016 - 02:29 AM

It's now been 30 years since we lost our brother, but we are still as proud as ever of his service to this country. His loss made me appreciate even more the sacrifice our brave servicemen/servicewomen give while serving in the armed forces, not just those that have been injured or died for us, but those that put their lives on the line every day and sacrifice being away from their families while doing so. You are all service heroes and we salute you. Glen’s memory will live on via a memorial scholarship awarded each year in his name here in Lafayette, LA. Thanks to all for posting kind words.

Profound Sadness
Major Pat Armstrong, USAF (Ret), Jun 24, 2019 - 05:47 AM

Some 40 years after Glen and I were in pilot training together, I find out this tragic and horrible news. I am deeply saddened by this and my heart certainly goes out to the family. During an attempt last night using the internet to "walk down memory lane," I was shocked to read about Glen's accident. I was in Iceland the entire month of October in 1985 and missed the news then, and only found out about this last night. Pilot training (Class 80-02) did not work out for me, and I have had no contact with any classmates since then, but I knew Glen well enough during my short, five-month stay there to recognize that he was super talented, supremely dedicated, and blessed with values that made him stand out among all 33 of us. I remember that he was the epitome of what America would want in an Air Force pilot and officer. I didn't have to know him long or even well to know he was a person of the very highest quality. To the family, I am profoundly sorry for your loss.

May God bless Glen Dupuis.

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