CW4 Richard "Rick" C. Brunell was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/30/2011 at the age of 64.7 from Cancer
Huntsville, AL
Flight Classes 68-501 and 68-1
Date of Birth 02/03/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN in 69, A/2/17 CAV 101 ABN in 70
Call signs in Vietnam CONDOR 21, ASSAULT 21
This information was provided by Samuel R. Maki

More detail on this person: When Rick completed his active duty time he joined the National Guard amd retired as a CW4. He earned an engineering degree and worked for the Corps of Engineers, spending four years in Saudi Arabia and later retiring from NASA.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Yager Brunell: daughters, Carolyn Aycock, Stephanie Brunell and Kristin DeBonis and husband, Heath. Also included are three grandchildren, three sisters and mumerous nieces and nephews.

Rich Brunell was an active member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. He also was an active member of the North Alabama Chapter, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. He was looking forward to the Chapters project of restoring our UH-1C Huey.

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