LTC George "Bud" E Burnison was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/06/2010 at the age of 79.0
Rantoul, IL
Date of Birth 05/10/1931
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 57 AHC in 67-68
This information was provided by Bill Cope

More detail on this person: Obit: Sat, May 8, 2010 12:00 am - Posted in Obituaries on Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:00 am Updated: 7:33 pm. & the " Rantoul Press" Rantoul, IL - 9 May 2010

George "Bud" Burnison, (10 May 1931 - 6 May 2010) 78, Rantoul, passed away Thursday (May 6, 2010) at this home. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Rantoul. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday evening at Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul. George was born May 10, 1931, in Potomac, a son of Forrest and Maude Duncan Burnison. He married Mary Margaret Mersereau on Feb. 12, 1956, in Rantoul. She survives. Also surviving are his two sons, David (Karen), Normal, and Douglas, Rantoul; two granddaughters, Ashley and Erin; two sisters, Barbara and Judy; and a sister-in-law, Doris. He was a graduate of Rantoul High School and the University of Illinois College of Banking and Finance. Mr. Burnison served as a U.S. Army officer for 23 years, including two tours of duty as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He retired as a Leutenant Clonel. Upon leaving the Army, George returned to Rantoul and became a not-for-profit remodeling contractor and purveyor of good works. He was very active as a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rantoul and served as trustee and on many committees. George served as Ludlow Township supervisor and village trustee, a member of the Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department, on the Cemetery and Community Services Boards, as well as many church work camps. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Rantoul.

From: Bill Cope, Polecat 24/Gladiator 16

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