Hubert J. Syfrig, better known as Bob to his family and friends, joined the United States Air Force in 1950. After completing his basic training at Lackland AFB, Airmen 1st Class “Bob” Syfrig went from basic training to become a Radio Operator for the B-29’s completing training at Keesler AFB in Biloxi MS and then to Randolph AFB in Texas.
In 1951 Bob’s unit was assigned to Munich Germany to support the historic Berlin Airlift. In 1952 Bob was promoted to Corporal and assigned new duties as an Air Traffic Controller handling the Air Force’s new F-84 Thunderstreak at Holloman AFB. From 1954 to 1960 Bob worked multiple Air Traffic Towers, first in Formosa Japan, then to Moji, and Kadena AFB Okinawa before eventually returning to the States and being assigned to the Air Traffic Tower at Shemya AFB near Anchorage AK. Bob would later be assigned to the Air Traffic Tower at George AFB in California and finish his career there in 1964 as Staff Sergeant Hubert J. Syfrig.
During his Air Force career, Bob met and married his wife Marion and raised three daughters, Laura, Linda and Letitia along the way. Today Bob continues to live in California with his wife Marion and enjoys travelling and watching his Daughters, eleven Grandchildren and nine Great-Grandchildren grow and enjoy the freedoms he fought to protect.
This page and dedication tile at the HRCA Veterans Memorial is dedicated to Bob Syfrig so that his family for generations to come can remember his service to our country and always honor him for his bravery and courage during times of war and peace.