JACK W BRUNSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 59 OF THE WALL

JACK WALTER BRUNSON

WALL NAME

JACK W BRUNSON

PANEL / LINE

3W/59

DATE OF BIRTH

03/14/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/31/1971

HOME OF RECORD

SINCLAIRVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chautauqua County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JACK WALTER BRUNSON
POSTED ON 11.26.2018
POSTED BY: Patrick Parr

A friend.

I was thinking today about the friends I lost in Vietnam and A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think of you Jack. I’m sorry for your family and I’m sorry for us, your friends. RIP Brother.
CWO Patrick Parr
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POSTED ON 5.31.2018
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

CW2 Jack Brunson, You are remembered and honored. Pilot of Mohawk OV-1A 59-2615 on that ill-fated flight.
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POSTED ON 8.1.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear CWO Jack Brunson,
Thank you for your service. There are 2 MOS's listed: Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot, and Fixed Wing Pilot. The photo on this wall shows a fixed wing aircraft. I am glad you were found and identified in 2004.
WELCOME HOME.
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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POSTED ON 7.24.2014

Final Mission of CWO Jack W. Brunson

On May 31, 1971, CWO Jack W. Brunson, pilot, and CAPT Clinton A. Musil Sr., observer, were flying on a visual reconnaissance mission when their OV-1A Mohawk crashed and burned due to unknown causes about 6 kilometers south-southwest of Phou Ke Dai, Savannakhet Province, Laos. The crew of another aircraft in the area stated that the flight was proceeding normally, and that Brunson was having no problems. On the fifth pass over the target, and in a steep left turn, the observing aircraft lost sight of Brunson and Musil's aircraft. The observing aircraft saw a huge ball of flame on the ground. Radio contact was attempted, but could not be established. There were no parachutes observed, no electronic beacon signals heard, and no survivors were seen on the ground. Due to the hostile threat in the area, no search and rescue operation was initiated. Brunson and Musil are among nearly 600 Americans lost in Laos. Because Laos was not party to the agreements ending American involvement in Southeast Asia, none of the Americans the Pathet Lao said they held were ever released. In 2003, both CWO Brunsonand CAPT Musil’s remain were positively identified through skeletal analysis and mitochondrial DNA and repatriated to the U.S. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 5.31.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear CWO Jack Walter Brunson, 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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