Bob McMurtry

Following graduation, Bob married Jane, our Chapter Sweetheart. They raised two wonderful daughters. Bob had an exceptional career in the United States Air Force, retiring in Florida with the rank of Colonel. 

One deployment in his career was being in charge at the Air Force Military Academy glider program teaching young cadets the basics of flying.

His career was highlighted by his exceptional heroic service flying L19 aircraft in Vietnam as a Forward Air Controller (FAC). His courageous service earned him a Bronze Star and a Silver Star. A book has been written about it and is being considered to be made into a motion picture.

At Grand Chapter in 2019, Bob was recognized for his service to his Country and awarded a Significant Sig medal. 

Bob and Jane have both recently passed away and are buried in Florida’s National Military Cemetery.