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Major General Gwynn RobinsonMajor General Gwynn Robinson, USAF, Ret. 1920-2010
Our beloved Chairman passed away in his Brentwood home on November 7, 2010. Gwynn joined the board of the Veterans Park Conservancy in 1991 and his enthusiastic fundraising and support helped lead the fight to protect the West LA Veterans land deeded so long ago for the exclusive use of America’s Veterans. Through Gwynn’s leadership enhancements have been made to the Los Angeles National Cemetery, The Bob Hope Veterans Chapel, and the Los Angeles National Veterans Park located at the northwest corner of San Vicente and Wilshire Boulevard.
A large part of Gwynn’s life is about his military career. He enjoyed every day he was in uniform. He loved flying. During 40 years in the military, he spent fourteen years on active duty and the rest as a very active reservist.
GPark Leadership Committeewynn served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam War Theaters and received the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Cluster, and the Purple Heart. The citation on his award of the Legion of Merit says it all: “General Robinson’s initiative, enthusiasm and foresight, coupled with his outstanding managerial capabilities, solved complex problems and positively influenced Air Force Reserve Policy…â€
His return to civilian life and his business success included being a Marketing Director for Northrop’s International Division, CEO and president of Diner’s Club International, and Executive Recruiter for Right Management Consultants.
Additionally he was active as a Trustee on the Falcon Foundation that provides scholarships for motivated young people seeking admission to the USAFPresident Ronald Regan Academy and a career in the Air Force.
Some people are larger than life – and Gwynn was one of them. Those who knew him have such wonderful memories filled with fun, and laughter. He once said, “I have been a very lucky guy. I’ve had a great life, particularly in the Air Force. I’m not a hero – I was just carrying out my duties.†But to those of us, who knew this special man, he was our hero and we will miss him always. We can never forget his oft spoken words to “Keep Em Flying†.
Gwynn is survived by his wife Maxine Robinson, a long-time Brentwood Resident, daughters Catherine Robinson, Kendall Carter and son Gwynn M. Robinson, two grandchildren Shannon, Jonathan and numerous step children.
Gwynn was laid to rest with full military honors at the Riverside National Cemetery on December 1, 2010.

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