Robert Hawkins, Student, Viet Nam War Hero

Robert Hawkins was the first Sahuaro student to give up his life in the service of his country. Robert was born November 19. 1949; he dropped out of school to join the Marines and was killed in action in Vietnam on February 21, 1970.

Ron Snellstrom states, “Robert Hawkins always honored Sahuaro with his best and continued giving his best to his community and country.”

He was nominated by Ron Snellstrom and supported by Doug Heberlin ‘72, John Coleman (Hall of Fame ‘94), Dan Gaul ‘71, Scott Rumel ‘71, Philip Shapiro ‘70, Gary Cary ‘72.