ROBERT E RUONAVAARA
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

ROBERT EDWIN RUONAVAARA

WALL NAME

ROBERT E RUONAVAARA

PANEL / LINE

17E/69

DATE OF BIRTH

08/07/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/29/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HEALDSBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sonoma County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A1C

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT EDWIN RUONAVAARA
POSTED ON 12.3.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

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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POSTED ON 9.18.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg, Sonoma County,CA.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2003
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8
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POSTED ON 10.15.2002
POSTED BY: Robert Greer

Photo

Photo
...from The Press Democrat newspaper, Sunday, March 16, 1986
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POSTED ON 4.29.1999
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SERVICEMEN WHOSE NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

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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