1LT Robert A. Gilbert was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/03/2018 at the age of 68.2
Topeka, KS
Flight Class 70-6
Date of Birth 02/26/1950
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: He was born to Joe and Nadine Burgardt Gilbert. He grew up in Tecumseh, KS and graduated from Shawnee Heights High School in 1968. Following his education he enlisted in the United States Army. As a member of the 101st Airborne Division he was a helicopter pilot and served in Vietnam where he received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Years later he also attended Army Recruiting School and became a recruiter in Topeka. In his later years he became disabled as a result of his military service. In 1980 he married Jacque Gilbert. They divorced in 1997. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Gilbert and Maelynda Ward; siblings, Deana Burgardt, Ronald Burgardt, and Carl Burgardt; as well as six grandchildren. Bob enjoyed playing pool, fishing, and knife-making.

Burial information: Leavenworth National Cemetary

This information was last updated 05/14/2018

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