COLONEL BOB STOFFEY, USMC (RET)
Born in Coaldale, Pennsylvania: Dec. 27, 1934.
Graduated Penn State University, School of Engineering 1955.
Design Engineer on F-102A Link flight simulator, Link Aviation, Inc.
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Air Products, Inc.
1957: Drafted and went to Naval Aviation Flight School, Pensacola, Fl
1958: Received pilot's wings and commission as a 2nd Lt. USMC.
1958-1959: Marine HRS-3 helicopter pilot, HMR-163, Oppama, Japan.
1959: AD-1 pilot, Iwakuni, Japan and VMO-2,
OE-1 "Bird dog"
1959-1962: VMO-1, (FAQ) OE-1 andHOK-1 helicopter, New River, NC.
1960: Married Eleanor R. Dedinsky in New York City.
1962-1964: H-34 helicopter pilot in HMM-161, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
1964: OIC 3d Brigade, Ist ANGLICO, Camp
1965-1966: MAG-16, Da Nang and Marble
Mountain Airfield, Republic of Vietnam.
1966: Amphibious Warfare School, Quantico, VA.
1967-1969: MCAF Santa Ana, CA, Base Special Plans and Operations Officer.
1969-1970: VMO-2 Forward Air Controller in
OV-10A " Bronco" and
1970-1971: VMO-I, Forward Air Controller in OV-10A, New River, NC.
1971-1973: Amphibious Warfare Officer and
Marine Air Officer of
1973-1975: XO and CO, Marine Air Reserve
1975-1977: CO, VMO-2, Camp Pendleton, CA
1977-1978: XO and CO, MAG-39, Camp Pendleton, CA
1978-1979: Logistics Officer, 1 Marine Amphibious Force (1MAF), Camp Pendleton, CA.
1979: Retired from the Marine Corps with
the rank of Colonel after flying 25 years in 24 types of aircraft.
National Sales Manager, Hughes Semiconductors (Chips). RETIRED.
Vice President, Litel Instruments (Laser Machine Manufacturer). RETIRED 2000.
Wrote five books, including bestseller,
CLEARED HOT! Marine combat flying based on