Robert Dopher Obituary
 
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Robert C. Dopher Jr.

August 16, 1942 - August 30, 2010
Obituary

Major Robert C. Dopher, Jr. USMC Retired Robert Dopher, of Satellite Beach and formerly of Rolla, Missouri, passed away on August 30, 2010, at the age of 68 from Pulmonary Fibrosis. Bob was born in Terre Haute, IN, and graduated from Otter Creek High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United State Marine Corps. During his career he was sent to Stanford University through Operation Bootstrap, officer candidate school, helicopter pilot training and missile design and technology school. As an OV 10, Huey and Cobra pilot he saw action around the world. He was involved in the evacuation of Viet Nam as the last pilot of a cobra...
Major Robert C. Dopher, Jr.
USMC Retired

Robert Dopher, of Satellite Beach and formerly of Rolla, Missouri, passed away on August 30, 2010, at the age of 68 from Pulmonary Fibrosis. Bob was born in Terre Haute, IN, and graduated from Otter Creek High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United State Marine Corps. During his career he was sent to Stanford University through Operation Bootstrap, officer candidate school, helicopter pilot training and missile design and technology school. As an OV 10, Huey and Cobra pilot he saw action around the world. He was involved in the evacuation of Viet Nam as the last pilot of a cobra helicopter out of the country. Over the course of his career, Bob earned Air Medal Strike/Flight Award (with numeral 7), Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Air Medal Bronze with V, Navy Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal 3rd award and the Good Conduct Medal 3rd Award. After service to his country, he went on to earn his Master's degree in Computer Science at the University of Missouri – Rolla and then went onto to retire from the Electrical Engineering Department. Before being diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, one of his greatest joys was traveling the country in his motor home to see the wonderful sites our country has to offer. Bob is survived by his wife, Karen, of 39 years of Satellite Beach, Cristopher of Brooklyn, New York, Rachel Walker of St Louis, and twins Becca and Marc of Greenville, SC. He is also survived by two grandchildren – Aidan and Marin Walker of St. Louis. A private memorial service will be held in Terre Haute, IN. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Chicago, Ill. Florida Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Please join us in remembering Robert C. Dopher, Jr. by visiting our memorial at www.floridamemorialfh-gardens.com. Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family by leaving Guest Book messages.

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