Final Mission of CAPT William R. Bunker IIIPosted on 8/3/15 - by email@example.comOn July 16, 1962, CAPT William R. Bunker III, USAF, was a pilot from the 1173rd Special Activities Squadron, Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), was killed when a troop-laden Vietnamese air force transport C-47 caught fire and crashed on takeoff at Kontum airport, 260 miles northeast of Saigon, near a guerilla-infested region close to the Laos border. The crash killed 22 Vietnamese troopers. CAPT Bunker, the only American aboard, was assisting as a flight instructor. There were four survivors, all Vietnamese. [Chicago Daily Tribune, July 17, 1962]MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/15/13 - by Curt CarterDear Captain William Reuben Bunker III, 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
RemembrancePosted on 4/25/12 - by Ron McCoy MORE
If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. William Reuben BUNKER III, USAF...who died for our country!Posted on 5/11/11 - byIf I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
We RememberPosted on 2/6/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgWilliam is buried at Davilla Cemetery, Davilla, Milam County,TX.
On Silver WingsPosted on 7/16/07 - by Dave Avery email@example.comOn Silver WingsMORE
They Flew The Skies
These Brave Young Men
Who Fought And Died
When Duty Called
They Went So Brave
Now Families Mourn
Beside Their Grave
Who Can Forget
What Courage They Had
Some Have,Some Did
And That's So Sad
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 7/27/05 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
Who Shall We SendPosted on 7/16/03 - by Dave Avery"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."MORE
Thank YouPosted on 3/31/03 - by Kristin ZimmermanYou didn't even know me and I didn't even know you but yet we have something in common ~ the United States of America and our freedoms. You fought and died for me and our country. Your blood, your sweat, and your tears were shed for a specific purpose and with that I wanted to say, "Thank you."MORE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.