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Robert J. Watson

Rank:  SSgt
Cause: Cancer


Entered Into Eternal Rest
Tuesday, April 14, 1998

29 July 1947 - 14 April 1998

Robert J. Watson passed away on 14 April 1998.  He was survived by his two children, Brent Watson and Faydra Watson, and his wife Freddie Watson.


Served in US Air Force 7/1966-7/1973


Bobby enlisted in the Air Force during July, 1966, and graduated Combat Control School in Class 67-8 while he was stationed at Dyess AFB, TX. His next assignment was to the 22nd TASS and the 604th DASS at Wheeler Air Base, HI.


He spent many days in Southeast Asia during the Viet Nam War performing the duties of a tactical air control party man. He typified a friendly and can do attitude in alll that he accomplished by receiving Outstanding Airman Awards at both Dyess and Wheeler units.


He fulfilled his sense of community responsibility by being a member of Post 291 of the American Legion at Newport Beach, CA. With his love of the sea, he was buried at sea.


516 Tactical Airlift Wing Outstanding Airman of the Month for February 1968


604th DASS NCO of the Quarter (Third Quarter 1969)


Also served in the 22 TASS


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