My father served in the same 'hard luck' 492nd BG as Bob, and after his death 15 years ago, I decided to meet the veterans of that outfit, and was welcomed by this fine, kind, intelligent man as I began that research 'journey.' At first I had to be persuaded that he had actually been one of the WW II vets, rather than the son of one, because of his youthfulness and radiant energy. My life has been greatly improved, and my concept of a true gentleman raised higher, for having know this great soul. I will never forget him, and his lovely bride Dorothy.
Bob was one of my best friends and I will miss him greatly. Our friendship started as students in 1946 at Univ. of Okla. when we shared duties with 2 other students on a geological field trip to the Crested Butte area of CO. We did most of the work; Bob did the mapping and I assembled the reports and typed them. Bob did an excellant job and was the reason we all got A's on the project.
When Bob left Amoco and went to work for J.Lee Youngblood, I was working for another independent and together we worked on many oil and gas projects. A friend decided to sell his Lake Texhoma property and knowing that Bob loved boating, I called him and we bought the property and started a great adventure! I knew nothing but Bob taught and trained me on everything about the water and upkeep of the property. It was a joy for me and my wife Dorothy to spend so many wonderful, memorable, and pleasant weekends with Bob and his wife Dorothy at Lake Texhoma.
Bob is the last of many Geologist friends from our college days. I will miss his positive attitude toward life and his great pride in his wife and family. Both of us lost our Dorothy's and we had the same grief to bear. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten!
I did not know this man, but my dad also served during WWII. He was 83rd Thunderbolt, 331st anti tank. Came in after the landings. God be with him and his family.
I had not seen Bob in 20 years. He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. Many fond memories.
I send my condolences to the family and friends. Isaiah 65:17 promises a 'new heavens and a new earth' soon to come. I pray you be reunited once again.
I don't know Mr.Cash,but I was so touched by his story.My dad was in the invasion also,he passed away many years ago.We owe that generation so much for what we have today.You all must be so proud of him.
My dad was in the war also, thank you sir for your great service to our country, your family must be very proud.