LCDR Robert Charles “Bob” McMahan

LCDR Robert Charles “Bob” McMahan

Birth
Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 Feb 1968 (aged 25)
Vietnam
Burial Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 78279471 · View Source
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Lt Commander Robert Charles McMahan, 25, of Jacksonville, IL, was missing in action in North Vietnam on Feb 14, 1968. He was born June 14, 1942, at Warsaw, the son of Robert Knox and Louise L Collins McMahan. He married Jerri Ann Kemp October 16, 1966 in the Airman Memorial Chapel, San Diego, CA. She later married Warren Wilson and she survives in Jacksonville, IL. Other survivors include his parents of Keokuk; a brother, Steven Ray McMahan of Keokuk; and a sister, Mrs Greg (Cathy) Ludwig of Keokuk. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He was a member of the Christian Church in Jacksonville, IL. He attended grade school and high school in Jacksonville. He was an Illinois College graduate with a degree in Physics and a minor in math. While in college, he enlisted in the Aviation Officers Candidate School. He was US Naval Pilot.
He was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw with full military honors with Navy Chaplain Lt David Burgess in charge. Burial detail and honor guard will be provided by the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center of Peoria, IL. There will be no visitation, but the family and friends will form a procession at the Lamporte Funeral Home in Warsaw leaving at 10:30 am Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Hancock County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Maintence and Scholarship Fund of Carthage.

(Obit date was Nov 30, 1990, Keokuk, Iowa). Bob was missing from 1968 until 1977 when his remains were found. It was 1990 when the remains were allowed to return home.)

Lieutenant Commander Robert Charles McMahan
VF-194, CVW-19, USS TICONDEROGA, United States Navy
Listed from Jacksonville, IL
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  • Created by: FranBod
  • Added: 12 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78279471
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Robert Charles “Bob” McMahan (14 Jun 1942–14 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78279471, citing Oakland Cemetery, Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by FranBod (contributor 47307139) .