Monday, November 09, 2009

Robert Franklin Ladd, Jr.

I just discovered that Bob Ladd passed away in April 2008 after a brief illness. Bob was a 2-year football lettermen and a member of our 1962 Ft. Worth City championship team. He was also a 3-year contestant in the Golden Gloves. I always liked that picture of him delivering a shot on the chin of that other boxer.

Bob was a quiet, energetic, and good humored kid. He would have been a starter at cornerback had we not already had a couple of stellar performers at that position—Tom Koebernick and Ted Harris, both of them All-District honorable mentions. Bobby wasn’t a big kid, nor particularly fast, but you could rely on him to do the best he could and he rarely screwed up. All things considered, that's not a bad attribute. I think he became a Ft. Worth policeman.

Vaya con Dios, Roberto

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