Bob Rosenburgh was born in 1949 at the Pensacola Naval Air Station and has been affiliated with the military ever since. Growing up in a Navy family, he lived throughout the United States and joined the U.S. Army in 1968. Rosenburgh is a Vietnam Veteran who served ten years in the Regular Army, eight in the Army Reserve and six in the Army National Guard as an Armor Crewman, Helicopter Crew Chief, Illustrator and Journalist. Among his assignments were tours with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Armor Divisions, 2-1 Cavalry and 3-5 Cavalry, plus innumerable deployment and training missions around the world. He has served on four continents as an American soldier. ...see more...
A talented artist as well as a writer, he is a member of the Armor Association and a past Artist member of the American Society of Aviation Artists. His stories, art and photography, many of which have served to promote public awareness of Armor, Cavalry and Aviation history and issues, have appeared in Army Aviation Digest, Soldiers, Army Times, Army Trainer, Army Logistician, Air Combat, Armor, Infantry, Journal of Military Ordnance, Finescale Modeler and numerous military and civilian newspapers. Bob was editor of the 3rd Armored Division Spearhead, Fort Lewis Ranger, Northwest Guardian and Northwest Patriot newspapers. He was designated a Noble Patron of Armor by the Armor Association in 1998 and a Master Craftsman of Army Public Affairs by the Army Chief of Public Affairs in 2003.
He is author of the internationally published book ‘Snake Driver! Cobras in Vietnam’, (Random House, 1993) - a factual account on development and Vietnam combat operations of the AH-1G Cobra helicopter, and he has illustrated numerous books by other authors. Bob was a commercial military newspaper reporter and illustrator for seven years and was Illustrator and Senior Editor of Goldbar Leader and Warrior Leader for Army ROTC, plus he was Public Affairs Officer for 31 states in Western Region, Cadet Command at Fort Lewis, Wash. Bob has also designed numerous official military insignias, including the U. S. Army Public Affairs branch insignia, Cadet Command’s JROTC Marksmanship Badges, the I Corps Distinctive Unit insignia and DUIs for 66th Aviation Brigade and the 540th Aviation Group. As a reporter, he has interviewed such luminaries as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker, ex-CoS Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, ex-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Shalikashvili, Senator John McCain, Cong. Jennifer Dunn, Chief of Armor Maj. Gen. Robert Whitcomb, ex-Chief of Armor Maj. Gen. George Harmeyer, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Vietnam fighter aces Rep. Randy "Duke” Cunningham and Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie, Luftwaffe ace Gen. Gunther Rall and IJN dive bomber pilot Zenji Abe, who bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Bob has also been an automotive illustrator and writer plus a cartoonist. His cartoons, including ‘2nd Louie’, which ran in 25 official Army newspapers, have appeared in many publications and he taught a class for Fort Lewis MWR called “Cartooning: A class you can gag on.”
His functional skills include, but are not limited to, physical and computer illustration, cartooning and art, non-fiction, fiction and poetry writing, photography and physical or computer publication.
Bob is retired and married to the former Cammie Thayer. They live in Stigler, Oklahoma.
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