Tyler, Robert

Robert (Bob) Tyler dropped out of college in 1967 and joined the Marines with dreams of flying. By late 1970 he was flying a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter over South Vietnam, and stayed in the Marines for the next 27 years.  Tours included command of a KC-130 Hercules squadron, and an assignment at Marine Corps Headquarters during the First Iraq War. Tyler retired from the Marines as a full Colonel (with a Ph.D. in Psychology), in 1997.