Robert J Halcro
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Fair Winds Bob Halcro of Windjammer Cruises / Avis fame
10 July 1919... 24 January 2019 ...... Just a 167 days short of RJH's centennial birthday, he shoved for points unknown in his sleep.
Robert J. Halcro R. I. P.
... Possibly the greatest adventurer, entrepreneur, patriot and remarkable human being this Windjammer Veteran ever met.
Will never forget Bob Halcro... never.
During the depression years ... in the late 1930'e this fourteen year old lad runs away from home to become a cabin boy on a cruise ship to Cuba. He later joins the Aarmy two years prior to World War Two. Accomplished and decorated, Bob was a valued member of the U. S. Army based in the Pacific during the war.
Unlike all of the other soldiers who hurried home to Mom and family, Bob collected his discharge pay from the Army in the Philippines. ....then came The Windjammer Hawaii
t Them came Avis Alaska.
However, He didn't know the rental car business so he found a German rental car expert named Rolf as Bob's own story goes ......Rolf came from a Rent-A-Car company in Canada and brought his knowledge and his discipline, enabling the Halcro family to establish what is today
one extremely successful statewide rental business.
Most people have somebody in their life, they will never forget...Clearly R. J. Halcro rates that title from this incorrigible shipmate.
... Fair Winds Commodore Halcro.
(he liked being called Commodore and rated it)