Curator Robert Thomas
In school, Robert was interested in history of America and wars throughout world history. He found a fascination in the history of World War II and started collecting books to learn more. This would peak his interest to join the military.
Robert joined the US Army in Nov 1983 while in High School. My MOS (Military Occupation Specialty) was a 31V Radio Repairman and Operator. He was eventually reassigned to the new TOW guided missile platoon as a Squad Leader. When the unit deployed to Iraq in 2002, he remained state side and in charge of the Armory.
In 2007, he was promoted to Sergeant First Class and became the Commo Chief of the Battalion for the 1/293 Infantry. In 2008, he went to Iraq and completed his mission. Just before leaving for home, Robert was injured in an accident and was on medical leave from the Guard. He retired in May of 2010.
Along with photographer Greg Banicki we are grateful for their diligence and cataloging our many historical items.