CW4 Robert E. Alexander was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/16/2012 at the age of 65.9
Kenosha, WI
Flight Class 68-3
Date of Birth 09/27/1946
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 5 TC 101 ABN in 68, 2 BDE 101 ABN in 69
Call sign in Vietnam BRANDY MENDER
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Robert E. Alexander, 65, of Kenosha, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, with his loving family by his side.

Born on Sept. 27, 1946 in Longview, Tex., he was the son of the late Robert Thurman and Margie Marie (Burns) Alexander.

Bob was a 1964 graduate of Furr High School, Houston, Tex., and attended various schools during his 20 year military career. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics on Aug. 13, 1997.

On Sept. 5, 1981 in San Antonio, Tex., he was united in marriage to Pamela Nunes.

Bob served in the U.S. Army enlisting in March 1966 until his honorable discharge in August, 1986. He flew helicopters in Vietnam during 1968-1969, and he also served in Thailand, Turkey, and Germany. Following his military career he moved from helicopters to jets. His 42 year flying career ended piloting a Falcon 2000 in 2008.

He received the rank of Eagle Scout on Feb. 28, 1962. Bob enjoyed reading and politics. He especially valued the time he spent with his grandchildren.

Left to cherish their memories are his wife, Pamela, his five children, Robert Alexander of Houston, Tex., Stephanie (Nick) Caringello and Kim (Toby) Steagall, both of Kenosha, Kelly (Dwayne) Floyd of Jesup, Ga., and Kerry ( Jonathan) Poole of Tyler, Tex., and his 11 grandchildren, Blake and Peyton Caringello, Aynsley and Zachary Hensgen, Andrew Steagall, Savanna and Alexia Pear, Bailey, Bethanie, Ciara, and Jonathan Poole Jr.

Bob is further survived by his siblings, Donna (Earl) Schulz, Michael (Barbara) Alexander and Kathy Alexander.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Taylor Hickle.

A memorial service celebrating Bobs life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 12 noon at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. Private inurnment will take place in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Friends and relatives may meet with the family on Saturday at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to Hospice Alliance, Inc., 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, WI, 53158, would be appreciated.

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