Robert D. LUCHSINGER 3314
- Born: 11 Jun 1925, Nebraska 115,3314
- Died: 30 Sep 1990 at age 65 115
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, 1930, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA. 3314 at 2330 Sumner Street, living with his parents.
• Newspaper Article, 30 Jul 1944, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA. 1493 Likes Balboa, but 'glad to be home'
Down in Panama, Robert Luchsinger, pharmacist's mate 2/c, could swim in the Atlantic Ocean in the morning, in a fresh water lake on the isthmus at noon, and in the Pacific Ocean at night. But in spite of the fact that he loves the water and was a navy swimming instructor during his year in Central America, he would still rather be in Lincoln's Muny pool. He leaves Wednesday after a ten day visit here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luchsinger, 2330 Sumner. It was his first visit home in nearly two years. Stationed with the medical department of the 15th naval district headquarters in Balboa, Luchsinger did a lot of office work as well as some patrol duty. He arrived in this country in April, after a short stint in the Panamanian hospitals for eye treatment. He has been in the U. S. hospitals in Jacksonville, Fla., and Brooklyn, N. Y. since then. He thinks he is going to be pronounced "all well" when he reports back to Brooklyn next week, and from there he doesn't know what's in the cards for him. Luchsinger enlisted in the navy in October, 1942, leaving his studies at Lincoln High. But he has taken correspondence work since then, and is almost ready to get his diploma. He has two brothers in the service - Clarence, a baker 2/c in the Seabees, stationed in the Solomons, and Charles, a captain in the army, at Fort Belvoir, Va. All three, he adds, were carriers for the Sunday Journal and Star. Back to Panama-Luchsinger can't say much for the climate, including 130 degree temperatures last Christmas day. There are nine months of humid, hot "rainy season," he says, and three months of summer. The cities he pronounces as well civilized, but says that about once a month a dozen or more of the servicemen loaded into a truck and toured the interior, where by following streams they could reach the real Panamanian natives and exchange dime store jewelry for souvenirs.
• Newspaper Article, 30 Jul 1944, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA. 4063
• Residence, Apr 1965, Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Michigan, USA. 4056