Robert Lee Watts
Sergeant
B CO, 3RD BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Jacksonville, Illinois
June 16, 1940 to February 26, 1968
ROBERT L WATTS is on the Wall at Panel 41E, Line 46

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Robert L Watts
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Bobby Watts won the Illinois High School Association Long Jump Championship in 1958 and was 2nd in 1959. I was 5 years old at the time and I remember my brother, who was in Bobby's class ('59) taking me to some of the meets. When I was old enough to attend Jacksonville High school I recall passing by a large photo of Bobby and his coach taken on the day Bobby won his championship. I also remember passing by this photo a few days after Bobby died in Vietnam. Until then the war had been something that was happening somewhere else to someone else. Bobby's death brought home to all of us the horrible price that must sometimes be paid in the defense of freedom. I am proud that Bobby was a Crimson. I am proud of his service to his country. I will never forget.

Darryl Eugene Fox


 
A memorial from a friend,
Darryl E. Fox
darrylfox2000@hotmail.com 
14 Nov 2001


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