Rattler/Firebird Association

Remembering Bob Parsons

Served with Rattlers & Firebirds in: 67-68
Died: 19 April 1999
Cause: Heart Attack

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Posted by: Jim Jobson

Date: Apr 13, 2006

Comment: Bob Parsons and I met when we arrived in-country and traveled together to the 71st. Since we were the "new guys", we tried to look out for each other.

While I was on R&R in March 1968, Bob was shot down and wounded. They thought he had strained his back in the crash, and put him on physical therapy. When he passed out, the Army finally figured out his back was broken.

We met again at the 1995 Reunion, where I learned about his shoot down and recovery.

He was a good friend, and I will miss him.

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