36th Veteran of the Quarter, Bob Sarver, US Army

October 1, 2019

Bob Sarver was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1966 and reported to Ft. Polk, LA for basic training and advanced logistical training. He was assigned to HHC 504th Field Depot in Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 where he served in the Subsistence Branch assuring the necessary materials and supplies reached their destination. He was assigned to the inactive reserves after returning to the states. During his service, Bob was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with Device, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, two Overseas Bars, Sharpshooter Badge and Marksman Badge. He received an honorable discharge on November 30, 1972.

After returning to the States, he devoted his life to the restaurant industry where he operated numerous restaurant companies and was President of Sarco Enterprises at his retirement.

Bob served as Vice President of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 913, from 2008 to 2010 and as President from 2010 to 2014. He serves on the Honor Guard/Color Guard and is presently the Public Relations Director, as well as the Veterans Day Parade Director for the chapter.

Bob received the Honor America Award from the College of the Ozarks on June 30, 2013 and the Leadership Award from the college and Mr. Bill O’Reilly on October 10, 2013 for his leadership of the VVA 913. Bob was awarded the VVA 913 Member of the Year Award in 2015 and the VVA 913 Blue Star Award for his outstanding and selfless service to veterans and his community in 2019.

Bob was instrumental in bringing the Missouri Vietnam Memorial to the College of the Ozarks Campus and participated in the dedication the memorial. He presently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the College of the Ozarks Associates. He continues to serve his community with distinction and honor.


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