Lt.Col. Robert Cheveres:      A True National War Hero

    

Some served the country while others served themselves in other foreign countries.    We thank Robert Cheveres for serving the United States of America.

A Little Background Information On Robert (Bob, Bobby) Cheveres: 

THIS IS THE VERY FIRST TIME THAT BOB HAS ALLOWED HIS ENTIRE BACKGROUND TO BE GIVEN PUBLICLY.  HIS OWN FAMILY KNOWS PERHAPS ONLY 20% OF WHAT FOLLOWS.  IT WAS AGREED THAT IF IT TOUCHED ONLY ONE CHILD IT WAS WORTH IT.   

** HE IS AN AIR FORCE LT. COLONEL, Retired.

** A JET FIGHTER PILOT HAVING FLOWN SUPERSONIC COMBAT AIRCRAFT

** HAS A DEGREE IN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

** ANOTHER DEGREE IN SPACE ENGINEERING

** PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR, DEPT. OF AEROSPACE STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MAYAGUEZ, PR.

** HE IS A GRADUATE OF ALL THE DISTINGUISHED MILITARY COLLEGES

     TO INCLUDE;

               A. SQUADRON OFFICERS SCHOOL

               B. AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE

               C. INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE OF THE ARMED FORCES

               D. THE PRESTIGIOUS “AIR WAR COLLEGE” FOR SENIOR OFFICERS 

** HE FLEW OVER 150 AIR COMBAT MISSIONS OVER VIETNAM, LAOS     

** HE WAS HIGHLY DECORATED FOR COMBAT AND THESE INCLUDE:

              A. NOT ONE, BUT TWO “DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSSES”

                   FOR AIR COMBAT

              B. EIGHT “AIR MEDALS” FOR AIR COMBAT

              C. BRONZE STAR WITH  “V” DEVICE FOR HEROISM IN COMBAT.

         THESE ARE BUT A FEW OF HIS MANY DECORATIONS 

**  IN CIVILIAN LIFE HE QUICKLY ROSE TO THE POSITION OF “DIRECTOR  

**  IN 1976 HE RECEIVED THE “KEYS TO THE CITY OF OXNARD” AS A

      DISTINGUISHED NATIVE SON. 

** IRONICALLY, HE WAS RAISED IN SPANISH HARLEM, THE COLONIA,

     THE BARRIO, ACROSS THE TRACKS OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL                         

     IT THERE IN OXNARD. 

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