It is with a heavy heart that NDTA reports the passing of two of its members.


LtCol Robert John Joyce, USAF (Ret.)

San Antonio Chapter

LtCol Robert (Bob) John Joyce, USAF (Ret.) passed away December 8, at the age of 92. Bob joined the Army after high school and had a military career that spanned 35 years including service in the Army, Army Air Corps, and the Air Force. Bob joined NDTA in 1948 and was an active member for nearly 70 years. He was one of the founders of the San Antonio Chapter, served as the Chapter President, and spearheaded its scholarship committee. He will be dearly missed.

In 2010, NDTA ran an article on Bob in the DTJ celebrating his military service and lengthy tenure in the association. We have reposted that article at and hope you will take a moment to read more about his remarkable life.

Lionel Jetton

San Joaquin Valley Chapter

Lionel (Ben) Jetton passed away December 29 at the age...

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