Col. Robert Cranston Dies, Headed Armed Forces Radio
February 26, 2013 at 4:44 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of Col. ROBERT CRANSTON, former head of the ARMED FORCES RADIO AND TELEVISION SERVICE, who died FEBRUARY 17th in BEDFORD, VA at 93 of complications after NOVEMBER heart surgery, according to an obituary in the BEDFORD BULLETIN.
Born in LONDON and raised in SOUTHEND and in CANADA, he moved to FORT WORTH with his father and enlisted in the military during WORLD WAR II. He established the ARMED FORCES NETWORK EUROPE and also served as Press Secretary to Gen. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER at NATO and during his campaign for President. After retiring from the ARMY, he continued as a civilian employee at the PENTAGON, later retiring from that position and serving as County Chairman of the REPUBLICAN PARTY.