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ROBERT EDWIN RUONAVAARA


is honored on Panel 17E, Line 69 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/3/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear A1C Robert Edwin Ruonavaara, sir

    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

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/18/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Robert is buried at Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg, Sonoma County,CA.
  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 3/29/03 - by Dave Avery
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

    Isaiah 6:8
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  • Photo

    Posted on 10/15/02 - by Robert Greer
    ...from The Press Democrat newspaper, Sunday, March 16, 1986
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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SERVICEMEN WHOSE NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 4/29/99 - by CLAY MARSTON cmarston@interlog.com
    STAFF SERGEANT
    JOHN LARUE BRIM


    TECHNICAL SERGEANT
    GUY JOSEPH BRUNGARD


    CAPTAIN
    JOHN BISHOP CABANA JR.


    STAFF SERGEANT
    JAMES LEWIS FIELDS


    CAPTAIN
    WILLIAM HADLEY HOSEA


    CAPTAIN
    HERBERT CHARLES RICE


    AIRMAN FIRST CLASS
    ROBERT EDWIN RUONAVAARA



    ALL OF THESE SEVEN USAF SERVICEMEN

    LOST THEIR YOUNG LIVES ON

    MARCH 29, 1967

    WHILE FLYING A MISSION IN THEIR

    AC-47 GUNSHIP

    (PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON)

    WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN

    WHILE PROVIDING AIR SUPPORT TO OUR

    GROUND FORCES ENGAGED WITH THE ENEMY



    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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The Wall of Faces

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