Today’s #VeteranoftheDay is Robert A. Dietz, Sr.

Robert joined the Army Signal Corps in February of 1951. He completed his lineman course in Okinawa, Japan before being transferred to Korea.

In Korea, he and his tent mates accidentally burned down their tent while popping popcorn on a kerosene heater.

Robert was then stationed in Germany, where he worked as a motor pool mechanic before returning home to Iowa in 1954, where he worked as a telephone repairman for 35 years.

His uniform is housed in the Sullivan Brothers Museum in Cedar Falls, Iowa as a representation of Army uniforms of his era.

Robert passed away in 2005 from complications of cancer. We honor his service.

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Published on Jul. 5, 2016

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  1. jorge h ayala July 8, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Thank u !

  2. Linda petersen July 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I give my thanks to these heroes. I feel their pain for what have gone through in the wars. My heart feels for you. May God bless you and your families.

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