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==Early life and education==
 
==Early life and education==
Glendon was born in [[Medford, Massachusetts]] and grew up in [[Stoneham, Massachusetts]]. He attended College of the Holy Cross and enlisted in the [[United States Navy]] in 1941 following graduation. He served on a troop transport ship as a communications officer and earned five battle stars for his participation in the amphibious invasions of [[North Africa]], Italy and the [[Normandy Landings]]. He left the Navy with the rank of lieutenant.<ref name=NYTObit>Grimes, William. [https://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/us/04glendon.htm "William R. Glendon, 89, Dies; Argued for Right to Publish Pentagon Papers"], ''The New York Times'', January 3, 2009. Accessed January 4, 2009.</ref>
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Glendon was born in [[Medford, Massachusetts]] and grew up in [[Stoneham, Massachusetts]]. He attended [[College of the Holy Cross]] and enlisted in the [[United States Navy]] in 1941 following graduation. He served on a troop transport ship as a communications officer and earned five battle stars for his participation in the amphibious invasions of [[North Africa]], Italy and the [[Normandy Landings]]. He left the Navy with the rank of lieutenant.<ref name=NYTObit>Grimes, William. [https://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/us/04glendon.htm "William R. Glendon, 89, Dies; Argued for Right to Publish Pentagon Papers"], ''The New York Times'', January 3, 2009. Accessed January 4, 2009.</ref>
   
 
==Career==
 
==Career==

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