Robert E. Herndon Jr.
HERNDON, ROBERT E., JR., COL. USAF (Ret.)

Passed away at age 89 on August 14, 2006. Col. Herndon is survived by his wife of 64 years, Naomi Smith Herndon; four children, Robert E. Herndon, III, Judith Atwood, Karen Graddy and James Herndon. He also leaves five grand- children, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Col. Herndon was born in Little Rock, AR, September 28,1916. He graduated from Little Rock Junior College and then enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in 1940 for pilot training. He graduated in 1941 as a pilot. During World War II he flew 69 missions as a B-26 pilot in Africa and Italy. He was later assigned to Military Intelligence and then Commander of Defense Mapping and Charting in St. Louis, MO. He retired from the Air Force in 1969 after 30 years in the military. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Nine Clusters, Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre avec Palme. He served as Executive Secretary of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping until 1979.

Services will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 9 a.m. at Fort Myer Chapel. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Falls Church Rotary Foundation or Capital Hospice.

Arrangements by Advent Funeral Services, 703-241-7402

Published by The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2006.
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Mrs. Herndon:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As representative of Karen's high school class of 1967 we want to extend our deep sorrow. Sincerely, Rose Martin Daughety
Rose Martin Daughety
August 19, 2006
We were very sorry to hear of Bob's
passing. We only met him a few times.We enjoyed him very much. So glad that Sue and Scott got to visit with you both this summer. Jeanette Donahoe, Tammy's Mom
Jeanette Donahoe
August 18, 2006
Dear Aunt Naomi, My love and prayers are with you, Sue Norr
Suzanne Norr
August 18, 2006
Smitty- I was saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Haven't seen you in years, but every time I drive over the Johnson Bridge, in Solomons, I think about you both. Wish I had stopped more often, Kirk
Kirk Swain
August 17, 2006
Mrs. Herndon
Working with Bob at DIAMC was one of my better assignments in the Air Force, Thanks to you husband's leadership.
Fred Dierksmeier
August 16, 2006
Please accept my deepest sympathyies. It has been a long time since I served with him in DIAMC, but I remember he was a pleasure to work for.
Richard Williamson
August 15, 2006
Mrs. Herndon
I have many fond memories of my dealings with your husband and his staff during the SECOR and PC 1000 Satelite Geodsy days. He was a great and fine gentleman.
Joe Bernard
Joe Bernard
August 15, 2006
Smitty - We are so sorry to hear about Bob. May God give you the strength you need at this time.
Fondly, Carmen and Mattie DiCarlo
Carmen DiCarlo
August 15, 2006
Deepest condolences to the family.
Donald R. Clements
August 15, 2006
Bill Stickel
August 15, 2006
Mrs. Herndon,

We wish to express our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Colonel Bob Herndon. He was a pillar in the mapping and charting community, and we members of the Defense Mapping and Charting Alumni (DMCA) are forever indebted to him for preparing such a strong foundation for our organization. Because of his efforts the bond of professional collegiality has been lasting to this day.

In behalf of the entire membership of DMCA.
Ange Meoli
August 15, 2006
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