Death of Robert T. Herres

December 1932 - July 24, 2008
San Antonio, Texas | Age 75

General and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Gen. Colin Powell dies at 75
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San Antonio - Robert T. Herres, United States Air Force General who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Gen. Colin Powell, has died. He was 75.

Herres died Thursday at his home after a two-year battle with brain cancer, according to Porter Loring Mortuary.

Herres was also a pioneer in the space program and went on to become chief executive for seven years of San Antonio-based insurance company USAA beginning in 1993.

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