ROBERT A. FORD, JR., 1LT, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Ford, Jr. '53

Date of birth: October 22, 1930

Date of death: March 11, 1957

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:

Loss

1953 Ford 1.jpg

From the Bob Ford Memorial:

Bob Ford – Christian husband, father, son, brother – went to Korea as an officer and pilot in the United States Air Force to protect our freedom, to protect our nation, to protect our children’s future. On March 11, 1957, he lost his life when his F86F jet fighter-bomber plane crashed.

The site linked above has many pictures and remembrances of Bob. He was married to Elizabeth "Libby", who did not remarry and passed away in 2009. They had at least one child together, Betty; Bob and Libby are buried together in Arlington National Cemetery.

Bob and Libby's first date, June Week 1950.


Class of 1953

Robert is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 in Memorial Hall.