Senator Parker Honors Rev. Dr. Glyger Beach for the 2011 Veteran’s Hall of Fame

Kevin S. Parker

July 18, 2011

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2011

(Albany, NY)   Senator Parker (D-21) nominated Dr. Glyger G. Beach to the 2011 Veteran’s Hall of Fame.  The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.  He is married and the proud father of six children.

Dr. Beach is a man of many achievements – both in his military service and in his community – who believes in not only serving ones country, but God and family. Pastor Beach is the proud father of X and has been married to his wife for X years.  He currently leads the congregation at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Brooklyn. 

Upon completion of training courses, Dr. Beach was deployed to Iraq where he was assigned as Chaplain of the 301st Area Support Group. He had a total of sixty-five personnel working with him to provide area religious support to an entire population of 40,000.

For his military service, Dr. Beach received numerous awards including: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and many others.

Now listed as one of many soldiers wounded in action, Dr. Beach dedicates his time to helping his community and not only loving his friends and family, but using his vast experience to teach them to follow a holistic and spiritual path in life. When his children were concerned he could be killed in Iraq, he responded by proudly saying, “When I go and if I die, tell anyone and everyone that I willingly gave my life in service to God and the USA.”

“I am very proud to nominate someone so deserving for this very important award. Dr. Beach is truly a person who loves his family and nation. His pride and faith is deserving of this recognition,” stated Parker.

About Senator Kevin Parker

Senator Kevin S. Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park. He is the Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, former Majority Whip and Chair of the Democratic Task Force on New Americans.