CW4 Charles "Bob" R. Graeber was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/24/2013 at the age of 87.2 from Auto accident
Anna Maria, FL
Flight Class 56-8
Date of Birth 01/23/1926
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/228 ASHB 1 CAV in 65-66, A/228 ASHB 1 CAV in 68-69
This information was provided by Charlene Graeber Green (daughter)

More detail on this person: My father was killed in an automobile accident while visiting his home state of Texas on April 24, 2013, at 16:25 PM. Daddy had just visited San Antonio and the crash happened while visiting all the places he lived and also old friends along the way. Daddy had a life of adventure and except for his (pre-deceised) wife Dorothy, and his children, (Pre-deceised) Sherry Ellen, Robert Douglas, Dorothy Charlene and his grandchildren and great grandchildren, he would tell you there was nothing he loved more than serving the USA as an Army Pilot.

Daddy was also an avid boater, fisherman and hunter. Since 1995 after my mother died, he moved aboard and lived on various boats traveling between Texas and the Bahamas. Daddy lived in Bradenton Florida on a little canal behind my home that emptied into Tampa Bay from 2003 until his death. At 87 Daddy could still tell you all the remarkable stories of his time in the military. Yet, after the service at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, one of his lifelong friends came up to me and said; I never knew your father had (medals). Daddy did not keep his accomplishments on his wall or in his conversations. One time Daddy told me that what he did during his service was just part of his job.

Soon I too leave aboard our Tayana 52' to sail around the world with my husband, Larry Green. This has been a lifelong dream and we leave the end of June.

It is with great sadness I tell you this news. Daddy was looking forward to attending several reunions this year.

From: Charlene Graeber Green

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