LT ROBERT R. MAYFORD (Age 27)
Lieutenant - United
States Air Force
1925 - April 8, 1952
LT Mayford was a fighter pilot who was killed April 8, 1952
during a mass parachute operation at Ft. Hood, TX.
FUNERAL SERVICES: American Legionaires of Post #204 conducted full military
rights. The Rev. George Eickelman officiated at St. Gabriels
Episcopal Chapel. Interment was in Upper Alton Cemetery. Color
Guards included Frank Panyik, Bert Panyik, Kenneth Fulkerson
and Dick Bell.
Members of the firing squad were Russell
Gibson, Bob Wegman, Ray Esterlien, Dick Stahlcup, Emmett
Jones, Lloyd Dildine and Al Smith.
Chaplain: Joseph Barr
Service # RA16272626
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