Charter in Memoriam Entry
CAPT GORDON HUBBARD ROBERTSON, USN
| Captain Gordon Hubbard Robertson was born December 27, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri. He entered the Naval Aviation Cadet program in May of 1942. He received his wings and was commisioned an Ensign at NAS Pensacola March 19, 1943. He served in the Pacific Theater in VB-2 on the aircraft carrier, Hornet, during World War II. After the war, he tranferred to the regular Navy and retired as a Captain in August, 1969.
Among the highlights of his career: Flying the first generations of jets catapulted from the deck of a carrier (AJ), being Commanding Officer of heavy attack squadron VAH-11 (A3D), serving as Operations Officer aboard carrier Forrestal, being Commanding Officer of attack cargo ship, Capricornus and serving during the Vietnam conflict as Commanding Officer, USS Hornet (the same ship on which on he served in VB-2 during WWII). Under his leadership, the Hornet received the Antisubmarine Warfare Excellence Award for activity while in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Other outstanding accomplishments of his career included serving on staff of SHAPE in Paris, France and assignment with the Joint Chiefs of Staff working on the first Strategic Arms Limitations talks with the Soviets.
Captain Gordon Robertson and Frances Hodges were married October 21, 1945. He died June 4, 2008 in Prairie Village, Kansas.
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