MAJ Burdette A. Bacon was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/24/1993 at the age of 61.6
Gastonia, NC
Date of Birth 02/27/1932
Served in the U.S. Air Force
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN deceased search

More detail on this person: Anchorage Daily News (AK) - Friday, October 1, 1993

Former Alaska resident Burdette Aldrich Bacon Jr., 61, died Sept. 24 at his home in Gastonia, N.C.

Services were held at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia, N.C., with burial in Gaston Memorial Park.

Mr. Bacon was born in Ponca City, Okla., the son of the late Elvie and Burdette Swelling Bacon Sr.

He was a retired U.S. Air Force major after 20 years as a flight instructor for various types of helicopters. He was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base for 10 years. Mr. Bacon was a Vietnam War veteran with various campaign citations. He was also a Scout Master with various Scout troops while in the Air Force and while a civilian, and devoted much time to single-parent children. He also owned Bacon Refreshment Service.

Mr. Bacon was a member of New Covenant Church of Gastonia and was also a former deacon, elder and church administrator at various churches.

He is survived by a son, Hua Ba Bacon of Anchorage; three daughters, Terri Johnson of Jemison, Ala., Wendelin Hyde of Wetunpak, Ala., and Tanya Sumerel of Huntersville, N.C.; former wife, Verna Lynndelle Roberts; a sister, Edna Joyce Hill of Ponca City; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Martin.

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