Robert J. Powers

Robert J. Powers

My dad, Robert J. Powers was a Marine CorpsDad's USMC VMD 154 3-7-2013 010 First Sergeant in WWII stationed in the South Pacific.  His Marine air recon unit was VMD 154. Click here to Read more about the VMD

They photographed the islands of Truck, Guadalcanal and many others in preparation for the great battles. He then had a forty four (44) year career with F.W. Woolworth Company.   Bob (from Atlantic City, New Jersey) and his wife Cathy (from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) had seven children (Mike, Steve, John, Paul, Cathy, Debby & Mary all still living) and twenty grandchildren.  My dad died in 1988 at the young age of 68. My mother died in 2006.



    By | 2015-12-29T00:37:40+00:00 December 21st, 2015|1940's, Marines|2 Comments

    About the Author:

    Son of a Marine Corp First Sergeant in WWII in the South Pacific. 1968 Graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. Commanding Officer of the 500th Engineer Detachment in Heidelberg, Germany 1969-1972. Wife and four daughters and nine grand children. Career in engineering & sales. Now retired.


    1. Potter December 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Find and post your much younger photo. Cant wait to see it.

    2. William Burgess October 3, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Stumbled on your post by accident. I was assigned to 500th engineers in Heidelberg 1970-71 when you were Captain. Others I remember were Sgt. Douglass and Lt. Townsend. Been a long time ago, so I can’t remember others. I was SPC 4 Electrician at the time.

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