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NameBrunner, Gary Edward
KIA Date6/23/1969
SquadronCS 24
Home TownRacine
Home StateWI
High SchoolWashington Park HS, Racine, WI
High School ActivitiesScouts, class officer, Mathematics award
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesProtestant Cadet Religious Council, Cadet Choir, President Cadet Chorale
Academic Degree MajorBS - Mathematics - USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training Pilot C-130B
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationC-130B 773 TAS, 463 TAW, Clark AFB PI
Killed In Action MissionThe Hercules flying from Tan Son Nhut was shot down at Katum during a re¨supply mission to the Special Forces camp. The aircraft was flying at 3,000 feet and was hit in the port wing by a quad .50 caliber radar-directed anti-aircraft gun causing a fire and engine failure. The Hercules stalled and spun into the ground killing the crew.
Next of KinBarbara M. (Wife), Steven G (Son), Mr & Mrs Everett D.M. Brunner, (Parents)
Burial SiteUSAF Academy, 07/11/1969
MIA InformationMIA 06/23/1969 to 06/25/1969
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsPurple Heart Air Medal
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