Robert “Bob” Richard Rimmer

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  • Name: Robert "Bob" Richard Rimmer
  • Location of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Date of Birth: March 15, 1932
  • Date of Death: September 29, 2010
  • Parents: John and Beatrice Rimmer
  • High School and Class: GED
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: TSGT (Technical Sergeant E6)
  • Branch: Air Force
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: April 11, 1949
  • Place Sworn In: Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Date of Discharge: September 30, 1969
  • Place of Discharge: Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    April, 1949 November, 1952 6520th Installation Squad
    April, 1953 October, 1956 312th Installation Squad
    October, 1956 October, 1962 707th Radon (Standard Automated Guard Environment) Air Defense Command
    October, 1962 October, 1966 1001 Civil Engineer Squadron (Headquarters Command)
    January, 1966 September, 1969 1001 Civil Engineer Squadron (Headquarters Command - United States Air Force)
  • Military Awards:
    National Defense Service Medal
    Korean Service Medal
    United Nations Service Medal

  • Military Highlights:
    Bob was stationed at the air base in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and this is where he and his wife, Judy, met.

    Over the years, Bob served in Korea, Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Clovis Air Force Base in New Mexico, and Duluth Air Force Base in Minnesota;

  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict
    Vietnam Era

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Robert "Bob" Richard Rimmer, age 78, died peacefully in his sleep on September 29, 2010 in Silver Bay, Minnesota. Bob served his country in the United State Air Force from 1949 until retirement in 1969. He then worked 23 years for School District #318 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Bob enjoyed camping and traveling with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Judy, daughter, Mary (John) Millard; sons David Rimmer and Andrew (Desirae) Rimmer; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

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