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Revision as of 16:15, 5 October 2020

Robert Rodecker '55

Date of birth: December 13, 1932

Date of death: October 1, 1959

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1955 Lucky Bag:

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ROBERT EUGENE RODECKER

Savannah, Missouri

After a year at Northwest Missouri State, Bob took up his quest for higher learning at Annapolis. Although not one for the books he still managed to star and help others with their academic troubles. Bob could usually be found either at band practice or in the rack. A non-dragger at Navy, Bob's major interests were cars and firearms. His one problem at USNA was with the P. T. Department but he managed to squeeze past all the tests. Part of his ambition realized by graduation from the Academy, Bob is looking toward the Marine Corps to fulfill the remainder. Whether it is the Corps or the Fleet, the service will get a fine officer.


He was a member of the Winter Drum and Bugle Corps Leadership.

1955 Rodecker LB.jpg

ROBERT EUGENE RODECKER

Savannah, Missouri

After a year at Northwest Missouri State, Bob took up his quest for higher learning at Annapolis. Although not one for the books he still managed to star and help others with their academic troubles. Bob could usually be found either at band practice or in the rack. A non-dragger at Navy, Bob's major interests were cars and firearms. His one problem at USNA was with the P. T. Department but he managed to squeeze past all the tests. Part of his ambition realized by graduation from the Academy, Bob is looking toward the Marine Corps to fulfill the remainder. Whether it is the Corps or the Fleet, the service will get a fine officer.


He was a member of the Winter Drum and Bugle Corps Leadership.

1955 Rodecker LB 2.jpg

Loss

Bob was lost when his F8U Crusader collided with another over the Caribbean Sea on October 1, 1955. He is buried in Missouri and was survived by his wife, Viola, and parents.


Class of 1955

Robert is one of 34 members of the Class of 1955 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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