Report: Former ODU swimmer killed in Afghanistan

Posted at 4:25 PM, Apr 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-30 16:25:07-04

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) – The Pentagon announced on Friday that 26-year-old First Lieutenant Robert “R.J.” Hess of Fairfax, Va. died last Tuesday after sustaining wounds from indirect enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan. That’s according to a story posted to

Hess attended Old Dominion University where he received a degree in criminal justice and was a member of the swimming and diving team under head coach, Carol Withus. R.J.’s father, Robert also swam at Old Dominion, according to the online report.

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