During the night of 4 November 2009, Bob died in his sleep. A victim of cancer, he was born in Bethesda, Maryland and joined the Marine Corps in 1966. On Hill 881S, as a member of 3/26 Comm Platoon's Tactical Air Control Party, he was known as the "World's Mightiest Corporal" due to his prowess in running airstrikes. Bob lived in San Diego after leaving the Marines. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 1100 on 15 December 2009.