Bob served his country in the US Naval Reserve as a shipmate in the communications division from 1947-1953. Bob got his pilots license in high school but sadly lost his medical in 1952. He had many great memories of flying around with his friends doing acrobatic maneuvers that would scare people out of flying. His main plane that he flew was an Ercoupe but he also flew Luscombes and Stearmans. Bob make his home at Magnolia Gardens in Cottage Grove, Oregon.