Robert C Hites was born in the mid-west – Des Moines, Iowa in 1943. He is the oldest of ten children: 8 sisters and 1 brother. He grew up on a farm and graduated from Runnells High School in 1960. Bob entered the United States Marine Corp in April 1961 and completed Marine Corp boot camp July 1961.
Sent to language school in Monterey, Ca in 1962, Bob speaks Greek, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese. He spent two years in southeast Asia 1969 to 1970 as part of General Westmoreland’s intelligence staff.
Bob holds a associate degree in political science from Alan Hancock junior college in Santa, Maria, California and a bachelor degree in ethnic relations from the University of Southern California. He retired from the Marine Corp in 1983 as a gunnery sergeant.
Bob has traveled extensively all over the world and has received numerous military awards. He is a life member of VFW and American Legion. Since 1983, he has worked in the private sector of northern California designing and selling alarm systems for homes and businesses.
Bob first became an advocate for mobile home owners in 1991 as a Chapter president of GSMOL chapter in Del Wayne estates in Yuba City, California.
Currently Bob lives with his wife Patsy in Alpine Village in Marysville, California where he is President of the Alpine Village Homeowners Association. He is also a member of GSMOL, CMRAA, the Butte County Home Owners Association, the California Alliance of Retired Americans, a CARA team leader.
Bob is a Vice President of CoMO-CAL and works primarily in northern California. He has gone into many parks helping residents He believes that you have no rights unless you fight for them.
President’s Note: Bob is a gem. He came to CoMO-CAL in April 2007 and we communicate daily. He is loyal and determined. Although he has some serious medical issues, he has traveled countless miles across northern California and taken hundreds of phone calls helping member and non-member alike. We all should appreciate the hours of volunteer work he does for us. Bob is one of a kind! He IS Always Faithful! And he is my dear friend. Thank You Amigo!