By Liz Wood 

Robert J. Herring, U.S. Army


Robert Herring

Robert Herring takes a break while in the field during a training exercise in Vietnam.

Robert J. Herring was attending school in Jefferson County, Colo., in the early 1960s when he decided he was not satisfied with the school system and transferred to a military school. His parents, Bob (H.R.) Herring and Bobbie Herring had both served in the Navy during World War II. Because of the junior Herring's background at military school, he joined the U.S. Army.

Herring attended Wentworth Military Academy in Missouri for three years in high school and two years in junior college. "I tried it for a year and lasted for five," Herring said.

He attended Infantry Officer Basic Course at F...

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