Lions Club will welcome Frank P. Robison Jr. as guest speaker for
Thursday’s weekly Lions Luncheon.
100 combat missions while flying F-86 aircrafts as a pilot in the
Korean War, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Presidential
Unit Citation and Korean Unit Citation. Robison returned to the United
States and began working as a Fighter Test Pilot at Eglin Air Force
Base in Florida. After three years as a test pilot, he was promoted
to Captain and two years later he was transferred to the 4th F.I.W.
his service, Robison returned to Shreveport and attended a course
in agriculture aviation and began working as an Ag pilot with the
Lyon Flying Service in Welsh. Another pilot with the flying service
led him to flying cotton in Oak Grove in 1960, where he later moved
and started Robison’s Flying Service.
later, he stopped working the fields and used his GI Bill to attend
two quarters per year at Louisiana Tech University where he obtained
BS, MA and ED.S degrees. Upon completion of his schooling, he suspended
his flying and accepted a position as counselor for a Federal Program
aimed at pilots in need of treatment for substance abuse.
years as a counselor, Robison began taking nursing courses at Bossier
Parish Community College, eventually enrolling in the four-year nursing
program and earning his BSN in 1992. Robison went to work in the MICU
at LSU Medical Center for one year, then the psychiatric ward. After
the mandatory three years, he passed the exam for certification as
a Certified Psychiatric Nurse. In 2001, Robison retired from nursing.
He is still active in Masonry, American Legion, Air Force Association
Lions Club meets every Thursday at noon inside the American Legion
Hall on Pine Street.