Bob Anderson is a major contributor to our Home of the Brave Museum. He has had a strong interest in World War II history and collecting militaria dating back to when he lived in post-war Germany with his father, a U.S. Army Captain. Over the decades, he has assembled the largest, most diverse, most interesting World War II collection to be seen in Hawaii.
His vast knowledge of World War II history and fascinating collection showcase German, Japanese, American and British War artifacts. Many of these rare and valuable historical items you will not see elsewhere in Hawaii or in any other museum. Bob’s enthusiasm and support of the Home of the Brave Museum promises to make it a world class destination.
His biographical information includes employment with the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor Shipyard. He maintained and repaired submarines and surface warships in the dry docks and waterfront areas. He retired after 20 years service.
Bob is a veteran who served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Vietnam. He had numerous assignments at base camps throughout the country beginning with Hawaii’s 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi. After the 1968 Tet offensive, he spent his last months as part of a joint Army-Marine force sent to establish the northern-most communications site in the mountains overlooking the DMZ and North Vietnam border. After an extended tour of 15 months in Vietnam, he received his discharge from the Army on June 3, 1968.
Now retired, Bob enjoys devoting much time to his passion for collecting militaria and always continuing to learn more about the history of World War II.