Robert is a guest speaker, sports journalist, bestselling and award-winning book author, book reviewer, genealogist, self-trained historian, Chiefs fan, former one-design racing sailor and budding screenwriter.
The NIEA, National Indie Excellence Awards, has invited him to join their 2023 Speakers Bureau, and he frequently speaks at Rotary Clubs throughout the Midwest as well as at other organizations around Kansas City Metro, does radio and podcast interviews.
He most recently received a Bronze Medal from the Military Writer’s Society of America for Honor Through Sacrifice, his inaugural book. The biography of Gordon Joseph Lippman, who married a Kansas woman from Council Grove, Lucille Meyer. After serving in various assignments domestically and overseas, Gordon briefly held the position of Post Commandant at Fort Riley before accepting a preferred field command with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam during late 1965. Now ranking as the Executive Officer of the 3rd Brigade/Big Red One, Colonel Lippman was first and foremost, a warrior and not a desk-man.
This book chronicles Gordon’s 22-year Army career from an 18-year old buck private paratrooper through two battlefield commissions simultaneously earning the respect and admiration of his superiors, peers, troopers and family members. He earned some of the most prestigious combat medals and recognition awarded by the US Army, receiving honors from 5 separate countries for his courage and leadership under fire.
Amazon recognized this book as a best-seller within two weeks of release in late October of 2021.
Robert and his wife of 42 years, Patricia, live in Kansas City, KS. He grew up in Chanute and after working internationally as an IT consultant, returned to Kansas half-a-dozen years ago. He recently completed a nation-wide speaking and book tour, as well as a journey to Southern France where he visited the same battlefields, bridges, towns and drop zone where Gordon, as a Tech-Sergeant, led his men against Hitler’s Fortress Europe 78 years ago.
Robert has a passion for biographies and history, served in the US Marine Corps as a Corporal in the early 70’s and is actively working on several writing projects from theology to sports and back again to histories/biographies. Robert works for Brainstorm Labs in his day-job, is a member of Lenexa Baptist Church and Vice President of Village West Rotary in KCK. He is also a member of the Henry Leavenworth Sons of the American Revolution and the Commemorative Air Force Heart of America Wing.