Robert C. Crim


Preferred Name: Bob

Nickname/Call Sign:

Date of Birth: March 11, 1932 (December 1, 2015)

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel

Hometown: Athens, AL

Biography

Bob Crim served in the U. S. Air Force for 22 years and won the Top Gun Award for three successive years from 1964 – 1966. He flew multiple tours in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a combat fighter pilot and served as Commandant of the Nuclear Flight School, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He never lost his love of flying. After retiring from the Air Force in 1971 at Shaw AFB, he attained his degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina. He worked for over 35 years as a self-employed CPA and for several years served as Finance Director for the City of Columbia.

(Source: Dunbar Funeral Home obit)

Units Assigned

450th Fighter Day Wing
322nd Fighter Day Group
450th Fighter Day Squadron
452nd Fighter Day Squadron
722nd Fighter Day Squadron
8th Tactical Fighter Wing/36th Tactical Fighter Squadron
401st Tactical Fighter Wing
614th/615th Tactical Fighter Squadron/35th Tactical Fighter Wing

Flight Info

F-100

Awards

Military Education

Civilian Education

1975 BA/Accounting, University of South Carolina

Robert “BobCrim (Lt. Col. (Ret) “Headed West” December 1, 2015.

A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Crim, 83, was held on Monday, December 7, 2015, at St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church in Columbia, SC.

Mr. Crim died Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Born on March 11, 1932 in Athens, Ala., he was one of seven children of the late James Everett Crim and Willie Belle Johnson Crim.

Bob served in the U. S. Air Force for 22 years and won the Top Gun Award for three successive years from 1964 – 1966. He flew multiple tours in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a combat fighter pilot and served as Commandant of the Nuclear Flight School, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He never lost his love of flying. After retiring from the Air Force in 1971 at Shaw AFB, he attained his degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina.

He worked for over 35 years as a self-employed CPA and for several years served as Finance Director for the City of Columbia. He was active at St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Episcopal Church, serving as treasurer for many years.

Surviving are his children as well as eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters. He will be greatly missed by his family and good friends. He was predeceased by Doris Dulin Crim.

Source: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/columbia-sc/robert-crim-6698061

Biography

Biography

Bob Crim served in the U. S. Air Force for 22 years and won the Top Gun Award for three successive years from 1964 – 1966. He flew multiple tours in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a combat fighter pilot and served as Commandant of the Nuclear Flight School, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He never lost his love of flying. After retiring from the Air Force in 1971 at Shaw AFB, he attained his degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina. He worked for over 35 years as a self-employed CPA and for several years served as Finance Director for the City of Columbia.

(Source: Dunbar Funeral Home obit)

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

450th Fighter Day Wing
322nd Fighter Day Group
450th Fighter Day Squadron
452nd Fighter Day Squadron
722nd Fighter Day Squadron
8th Tactical Fighter Wing/36th Tactical Fighter Squadron
401st Tactical Fighter Wing
614th/615th Tactical Fighter Squadron/35th Tactical Fighter Wing

Flight Info

F-100

Awards

Military Education

Civilian Education

1975 BA/Accounting, University of South Carolina

Headed West

Robert “BobCrim (Lt. Col. (Ret) “Headed West” December 1, 2015.

A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Crim, 83, was held on Monday, December 7, 2015, at St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church in Columbia, SC.

Mr. Crim died Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Born on March 11, 1932 in Athens, Ala., he was one of seven children of the late James Everett Crim and Willie Belle Johnson Crim.

Bob served in the U. S. Air Force for 22 years and won the Top Gun Award for three successive years from 1964 – 1966. He flew multiple tours in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a combat fighter pilot and served as Commandant of the Nuclear Flight School, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He never lost his love of flying. After retiring from the Air Force in 1971 at Shaw AFB, he attained his degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina.

He worked for over 35 years as a self-employed CPA and for several years served as Finance Director for the City of Columbia. He was active at St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Episcopal Church, serving as treasurer for many years.

Surviving are his children as well as eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters. He will be greatly missed by his family and good friends. He was predeceased by Doris Dulin Crim.

Source: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/columbia-sc/robert-crim-6698061