Veterans Legacy Program: Lt. Col. Robert Joseph Andrews, long
serving pilot and Veteran of three wars
Lt. Col. Robert Joseph Andrews served as a
pilot in the Air Force for over 31 years. He flew numerous aircraft
and served in World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War. Andrews grew up in
Royal Oak, Michigan just outside of Detroit. During his teenage years, a
neighborhood friend who had joined the military visited on leave during
World War II. This friend inspired Andrews, and he quickly realized that he wanted to become a pilot.