Dear Reader, Lois Lane Girl Reporter sat totally absorbed and undistracted by pen and paper when we visited two Veterans Air families in Texas last month. So telephonic interviews this week bring you tales from Bob Chambers and Buffy Noll-Wimmer…the son and daughter of Robert Chambers and John Noll.
Robert Chambers models a life of service.
Dad believed in and lived a life of service.
His military career was certainly exemplary. In WWII he flew 36 combat missions in the European Theatre. And, when he came home, he joined the New York Air National Guard for the next 30 years. Flew a dozen, maybe 15 different Air Guard airplanes. Served as Unit Commander. Then retired a Full Colonel.
But he also served on the school board when our district was just being formed. And as Trustee and Treasurer in our church for many years. His spirit and commitment to military service as well as doing stuff outside the family, outside his day job, got implanted in our DNA as a way to live. And it stuck!Bob Chambers, 8/3/2019
Indeed, service played major roles in the Chambers’ lives.
Robert and Janet Chambers’ daughter Barbara (Chambers) Morrison became a new-born intensive care nurse. Sons Bob and Bill Chambers are U.S. Air Force Academy graduates, serving as pilot and navigator respectively. And Bruce Chambers served as a pilot in the Air National Guard. Plus they all have volunteered their time to numerous community agencies. So, being service oriented, indeed, did stick — and remains another part of Robert Chambers’ legacy.