President Bob Hawn has long military history
Newly elected president Bob Hawn of G/393 has a long and proud history of being a soldier.
Rated at 100 percent disabled by the Veterans Administration, Bob continues to devote his time and talents to military service, especially the 99th.
Bob was a rifleman in G/393 when he was seriously wounded on April 7, 1944.
An enlisted man during combat, Bob accepted a commission in 1948 and became active in the engineers.
He graduated from the Executive USA Reserve School and the Command and General Staff College.
He retired in 1975 as a full (0-6) colonel.
Since then the Texan has had a career as a civil engineer in highways construction work, mostly on Interstate 50.
He and his wife, Vida, have five children (three daughters and two sons); 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
They look forward to seeing their old friends, and making new ones, at Biloxi.