ROBERT W. BEDILION, CDR, USN
Robert Bedilion '22
Date of birth: February 3, 1900
Date of death: September 7, 1943
From the 1922 Lucky Bag:
Life & Loss
Robert died in a plane crash about two miles east of Mantague, VA. He was on temporary assignment to Washington, D.C. for work in the Bureau of Naval Inspection and was being flown to Norfolk when the plane crashed.
He had captained the flagship of a destroyer fleet in the Pacific and was at Pearl Harbor when the base was attacked. He had participated in the Battle of Midway and in the Aleutians. [This account was reported by his aunt in a local publication.]
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.