Camp Constitution lost a friend and supporter Sarturday morning with the passing of Robert Kingsbury. Mr. Kingsbury, a WW II veteran spoke at Camp Constitution’s 2010 family camp in Rindge, NH. A few moths before his passing, Camp Constitution Press published his 29-page letter aobut his experiences as one of Patton’s first scouts. Below is his obituary:
Laconia– Ret. Lt. Col. Robert P. Kingsbury, 87, died September 7, 2013 at Maple Leaf Health Care Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Decatur, IL. on May 5, 1926, the son of Paul C. and Irene Rose (Garon) Kingsbury.
He was a graduate of Cleveland East Technical High School in 1944 and earned his BS degree from the University of Maryland in 1950.
He proudly served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946 and 1951-1953 and then active Reserves from 1953-1979, retiring from the military in 1979 as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Presidents 100 for his legendary marksmanship. Prior to his civilian retirement, he worked in manufacturing sales for BF Goodrich and Ethyl Corporation. He was a long-time resident of Laconia after moving to NH in 1975. Family members include 4 daughters and 3 grandsons.
From 2010 – 2012, he served as a State Representative from Belknap County. He held memberships in numerous organizations including the VFW, American Legion, and the John Birch Society.
A graveside committal with military honors will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 AM in the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laconia Ward, 1242 Old North Main Street in Laconia, NH at 11 AM on Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013.
Memorial donations may be made to the John Birch Society or the Veteran’s organization of your choice.
J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For more information and online guestbook please visit www.bouffordfuneralhome.com