Bob St. Onge, the oldest of seven children, was raised in an Army family. Frequent moves took him to Japan, Germany, and army posts across America, many at which he would later serve himself. At West Point, Bob was a member of Company C4, served as their Honor Committee Rep, played C and B squad football, and was the Class Treasurer. He joined the Infantry and spent the first few years at Ft. Bragg and in Vietnam in airborne, airmobile, and special forces units.
Vietnam in airborne, airmobile, and special forces units. The balance his time with troops over his 34 years career was spent in mechanized units. Serving in Germany over 10 years and at West Point as the 65th Commandant of Cadets remain the family favorites. Married for 50 years, he and his wife Joan moved from their lovely lake house in warm SC to be near their three daughters and their families in Colorado in 2016. Joy is readily found while tuning into seven grandchildren or touring and hiking in the mountains and spectacular National Parks of the west. Bob remains active in class business and coordinates the memorial program. He serves as a Stephen Minister, lector, and Eucharistic Minister to the homebound at their Catholic parish in Broomfield, CO.
- Duty – In Gratitude for Chaplains – 2001Over the course of my life as an “army brat,” a soldier and a retiree I have been well served by military chaplains representing a wide array of backgrounds, races, genders and creeds. Almost […]