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For information about the Veterans Park contact:

Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library

2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   520
Name   Robbins, Joe Frank
Birth Date   2 July 1946
Birth Place   Norton, Virginia
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Service Branch   Air Force


  5th Field Maintenance Squadron (SAC)
Rank/Grade   Buck Sergeant
Date of Enlistment   16 July 1968
Date of Discharge   14 July 1972
Service Occupation   Aircraft Machinist working on B-52 bombers, helicopters, KC-135, KC-130, missile silo
Decorations, Medals, Badges, etc.   NDSM. SAEMR, AFGCM
Locations of Military Service   Minot AFB, Minot, North Dakota
Father   Gifford Eugene Robbins
Mother   Alma Louise Province
Additional Biographical Information   Per veteran: Graduated HS from Natches Adams hs (Natchez, Mississippi), 1964; Graduated Copiah-Lincoln Community College at Wesson Mississippi 1966 with Associated Arts Degree -- played football (All-State halfback 1966), baseball, and track while at CLCC; married July 16, 1966 -- moved to Nederland, TX; Graduated Lamar Tech, Beaumont with Machinist A.S. degree 1968; Air Force 1968-1972; Employed Unocal Refinery Smith's Bluff (1973-1990) REB & Triple S Contractors (1990-1995), Nederland ISD (1995-2008) -- retired from NISD.
Date Added to Database   9 November 2015
Source of Service Information   Veteran and Discharge document
Oral History  



Basic Training Photo taken at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX