Air Force Officer Killed in Ski Accident
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – First Lt. Arthur M. Glaz, 27, was killed Feb. 8 in a ski accident in Colorado following a collision with a tree at Keystone Resort. Glaz was the vehicle management flight commander with the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Holloman.
Glaz is believed to have been skiing down an intermediate trail when he struck a tree. He was taken to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center Friday afternoon. According to the Summit County Coroner’s Office, Glaz was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He served more than three years in the Air Force and had been stationed at Holloman since July 2012. He is originally from Palos Hills, Ill.
“Team Holloman is so saddened by this tragic loss of one of our best,” said Col. Ken Ekman, 49th Wing vice commander. “First Lt. Glaz was a great officer, Airman and husband. Please join me in praying for his family, particularly his wife.”
A Catholic Mass and memorial ceremony will be held Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to approximately 11:15 a.m. in the Holloman Chapel. Attire for the official party and designated LRS members will be service dress or business attire. Other Holloman Airmen, civilians, and family members are encouraged to attend in the uniform of the day or smart casual attire. The service will be open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and escorted visitors.
Glaz’s funeral is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Chicago. A team from Holloman will join his family to mourn his passing and celebrate his life. The family asks that flowers be sent to the Demar Kaminski Funeral Home, 7861 S. 88th Ave., Justice, Ill., 60458. Donations offered in his memory can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Dogs on Deployment.