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BERTRAM ARNOLD BUNTING


is honored on Panel 39E, Line 2 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/12/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Major Bertram Bunting,
    Thank you for your service as an Operations & Training Staff Officer (G3). Thank you for graduating from West Point. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • MAJ Bertram A.Bunting - USMA Graduate

    Posted on 2/16/16 - by kr
    MAJ Bertram Arnold Bunting was an alumnus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. He was one of 335 men from West Point who died or are MIA in Southeast Asia during the period October, 1957 – September, 1972. Well done, be thou at peace.


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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 2/12/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Bertram Arnold Bunting
    Date of birth: January 4, 1936
    Date of death: February 12, 1968
    Home of record: Norfolk Virginia
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    SYNOPSIS: Major (Corps of Engineers) Bertram Arnold Bunting (ASN: 0-90686), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against the enemy while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 86th Engineer Battalion, 34th Engineer Group, 20th Engineer Brigade, in the Republic of Vietnam.

    Action Date: Vietnam War

    Service: Army

    Rank: Major

    Company: Headquarters and Headquarters Company

    Battalion: 86th Engineer Battalion

    Regiment: 34th Engineer Group, 20th Engineer Brigade
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/26/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Major Bertram Arnold Bunting, 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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  • Final Mission of MAJ Bertram A. Bunting

    Posted on 3/18/13 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org

    MAJ Bunting was not the pilot of the helicopter. I have long since forgotten the names of the crew members but there were two pilots and Bert was not one of them. We were on a flight from Bearcat to Tan An and checking on reports of VC activity south of Saigon. VC were out and about without their usual caution but at that time we had no idea why. The date was 30 Jan 1968. The helicopter was flying low across open flat terrain which at the time I had a bad feeling about. I had been on missions flying low over dense canopy and trees to take advantage of the reduced visibility from the ground and I did not feel the need for flying so low over open country. About 15 to 20 minutes into the flight we began taking ground fire from the left side of the helicopter. Bert was seated on the right side and leaned over to start talking on the radio and as he did so his flak jacket rode up on his back and just then he took a round in his back. If he had remained upright a few more seconds the round would have impacted on the flak jacket. The right side gunner was wounded, rather severely as I recall, and the right side pilot was wounded in the leg. One other passenger, an EM whose name I have also forgotten, was winged on his leg. The helicopter took several rounds and caused some damage but in the excitement I don't know to what extent. We diverted to Hotel 3 at Ton San Nhut and got everyone packed off to the medics. Bert died of his wound. As I understand it he had severe organ damage, particularly to one kidney. His other kidney failed eventually causing his death. I volunteered to go the 'morgue' and re-identified his body. I should add that although Bert was not the aircraft commander, he was directing the actions of the aircraft, telling them where he wanted to go, etc. (From Robert F. Ward) [Taken from vhpa.org]

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