Airman Second Class Robert Gordon Goodspeed

Airman Second Class Robert Gordon Goodspeed was born on March 23, 1931 in Waverly, IA and died May 29, 1953 in French Morocco.

Robert Gordon Goodspeed entered the United States Air Force on May 25, 1950, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Airman Second Class before being discharged on May 29, 1953 in French Morocco.

Robert Gordon Goodspeed is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, IA, Iowa and can be located at

  • Died in Service: Yes

Obituary

Waverly Airman’s Rites Tuesday

(Courier Special Service)

Louis. "Robert G. Goodspeed." Find A Grave. March 23, 2015. Accessed May 25, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=42753686& PIpi=118492160
Louis. “Robert G. Goodspeed.” Find A Grave. March 23, 2015. Accessed May 25, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=42753686& PIpi=118492160

WAVERLY—Funeral services for Airman Second Class Robert Goodspeed of Waverly, who died May 29 in French Morocco of polio, will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church here.

The body will arrive in Waverly Sunday afternoon and be taken to the Cleveland funeral home.

Robert, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Goodspeed of Waverly, enlisted in the Air Force May 25, 1950, right after graduation from Waverly high school, and he had beeen[sic] in French Morocco since November, 1952.

He was born March 23, 1931. Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, Rita and Joan, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Goodspeed, of Waverly.

Louis. “Robert G. Goodspeed.” Find A Grave. March 23, 2015. Accessed May 25, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=42753686& PIpi=118492160.

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Military Documents

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Goodspeed, Gordon. “U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963. The National Archives. Fold3, 2015. (M1916, M2113).