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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1918
Date of death: 1944
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1941 Settle LB.jpg

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Norfolk, Va.

He hails from Norfolk and friends call him Doc. He certainly didn't acquire that nickname for his heart-healing abilities —he breaks them. Even the Norfolk girls can't resist him!

Bob started to stand out early. An Eagle Scout with the Silver Palm, he learned seamanship first hand as a sea scout in a motor boat of his own building. He was national secretary of the high school fraternity Tau Delta Tau and quarterbacked two teams, the Terrible Winona Condors and the Fighting Ghent Wildcats.

Then Doc came to the Academy. With his chin stuck forward and with his usual grim, determined walk, he stepped into our lives. Too light for varsity football, he starred in battalion football, track, and yawl racing. Bob has made many friends here, but he isn't leaving them behind upon graduation; for once you have won his friendship he treasures it above all else.

Battalion Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4; Track 4; Battalion Track 3, 2; Boat Club 2, 1; Yawl Crew 2 and 1.

The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.


Unable to find any details of Robert's loss, or of his wartime service. Find A Grave says his loss was due to a "aviation incident." He appears on a list of men involved in an aviation accident, and does not appear in the list of casualties from WWII.

Robert is buried in Virginia.

He has a memory marker in the Winona neighborhood of Norfolk, Virginia.


Rob was an Eagle Scout, earning the distinction in August 1934.

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