Robert Frederick Kieser, Major, USAF Ret.

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Robert Frederick Kieser, Major, USAF Ret.
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Date of Birth: 
September 3 1938
Date of Death: 
May 9 2015

Robert Frederick Kieser, Major, USAF Retired

Born in Orlando on 3 Sept 1938, Bob was the son of Robert J. and Elizabeth (Stalder) Kieser. He attended Kaley Elementary, Cherokee Jr. High and was a graduate of Boone High School (1956). He was a member of Delaney St Baptist Church. He later graduated from Florida State University (1961) and received his Master’s degree from Troy State in Alabama. He entered the Air Force after college and retired as a Major, specializing in training for the AWACS program.

Bob died on 9 May 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 76, and was buried in Little Cemetery, Seminole County, Oklahoma. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Charles David Kieser. Survivors are his sister, Elizabeth “Betty Jo” Stockton and her husband, Glenn. A niece, Betsy Stockton Douberley, lives in Orlando; nephew, Robert Gregory Stockton, lives in Pittsburgh. Other survivors are grandniece, Elisabeth Douberley and grandnephew, David Douberley, Orlando; grandnephew, James Robert Douberley, Boston.

Place of Birth: 
Orlando, Florida, United States
Place of Death: 
Norman, Oklahoma, United States

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Bobby Kieser was one of my mentors and was the 963rd Training Officer in 1978 when I was a young 1LT and Captain. I worked with him, again, my last 2-years in Wing Exercises, 2004 - 2006. He was the SAIC rep until they lost the contract. He was a true legend and one of the AWACS originals and was on the first crew, Crew 1 in the 963rd that was trained by the 966th. He was an Officer and a gentleman, a scholar, and a fine Weapons Controller.

Thanks for your nice comments. As his sister, I didn't know much about what he did in the Air Force - but he sure was proud of that AWACS plane.

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