Final Mission of WO1 Rupert A. Funderburk Jr.Posted on 10/26/15 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgOn August 21, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 66-07922) from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry “Blues” was on a recon mission in Binh Long Province (III Corps) when it came under enemy small arms fire. The attack caused the aircraft to crash and be destroyed. There were no survivors. The lost crewmen included pilot WO1 Rupert A. Funderburk Jr. and crew chief SP5 Daniel P. Holtrey. A passenger, WO1 Michael N. Mausen, was also killed in the attack. [Taken from vhpa.org]MORE
Thank YouPosted on 8/21/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam VetThank you Warrant Officer Funderburk for your skill and courage under fire.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 12/8/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear WO Rupert A Funderburk Jr, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
We RememberPosted on 11/5/10 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgRupert is buried at Lakeland Memorial Park,Monroe,NC. DFC SS BSM3OLC ARCOM PHOLC
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NEVER FORGOTTENPosted on 7/24/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.com
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."
Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.
We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.
From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
thank youPosted on 4/9/03Rupert,MORE
Thank you for sacrificing your friends, family, and future for our wonderful country. You are a true American Hero.
Thank you and God Bless,
The Wall of Faces
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