BOB BUCKMANN

HANDLE “BUCKY”

EIGHT YEARS U.S. NAVY

ENLISTED AFTER 2 YEARS OF COLLEGE

TRAINED AS AN AIRCRAFT RECIPROCATING ENGINE MECHANIC

ASSIGNED TO AN ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE SQUADRON #776 IN SO CAL

AWARDED AIR CREW WINGS AND TRANSFERRED TO THE NAVY’S ASW UNIT VP-65 AT POINT MAGU, CA

 

AS A PLANE CAPTAIN.FLEW HUNDREDS OF ANTI-SUB MISSIONS IN THE PACIFIC, EUROPE AND CARIBBEAN DURING AND AFTER THE COLD WAR.

RE-ENLISTED IN THE NAVAL AIR RESERVE AND SERVED ANOTHER SIX YEARS AS A PLANE CAPTAIN ABOARD THE NAVY’S P2V SUB CHASERS.

ENTERED CIVILIAN LIFE AFTER OBTAINING THE RANK OF FIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICER.