Korean War Legacy Project

Robert W. Stevens


Robert W. Stevens served aboard the USS Boxer during the Korean War. Previous to the Korean War, he graduated from Northern Illinois State University. After that, he graduated from Officer Candidate School and entered the Navy service as an Ensign. His time aboard the USS Boxer, an aircraft carrier, did not see direct combat. However, the USS Boxer would launch seventy aircraft missions daily and resupply aerial bombs and fuel at night. Robert W. Stevens lost many friends, mostly pilots, during the Korean War. Interestingly, he has never stepped foot on Korean soil, a country he helped. Robert W. Stevens retired from the Navy after twenty years with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Above all, he believes all Americans must protect the best interests of the United States.