WO1 Robert "Bob" L Dodson was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/27/2005 at the age of 57.5 from Suicide
Cape Girardeau, MO
Flight Class 69-21
Date of Birth 06/23/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 240 AHC in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam GREYHOUND 27
This information was provided by Richard R. "Dick" Crow

More detail on this person: Suicide from gunshot wound. Robert "Bob" L. Dodson grew up and attended school and some college in Cape Girardeau, MO. He went to Vietnam after flight school and then returned to Hunter AAF after his tour. At Hunter he served with the 3rd aircraft maint Bn until his discharge from active duty as a CW2 in Apr 0f 1971.

He returned home to Cape Girardeau and briefly attended Southeast Missouri State College. He worked various jobs in Cape Girardeau until he went to work for the Sabreliner Corporation. He worked there for 26 years until his death.

Survivors: He married twice and divorced twice. He has two daughters from his first marriage and two grandsons. He is survived by his daughters Kimberly and Sarah; grandchildren Aaron Dodson and Cole Proffer; his sister Nancy Duschell; a neice Heather Duschell; and a nephew Marcus Duschell.

Bob and I were best friends. I met him when we entered the Army together in St. Louis in 1968. We went through basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana (E-3-2) and then on to flight school with class 69-21 in Fort Wolters, TX and Hunter AAF, GA.

We served with different companies in Vietnam but kept in constant touch with each other. After our return we both went to Hunter AAF to attend MOI but due to the downsizing of the war were sent to the 3rd Acft. Maint. Bn to serve as test pilots.

We were both released from active duty on the same day, 1 Apr 71.

We have always remained in touch. He and his family would visit us and we would visit him. I spoke with him just days before his death. I will miss him deeply.

From: Richard R. "Dick" Crow

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