CW3 Harold R Bunnell was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/15/2002 at the age of 78.4
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Flight Class 54-L
Date of Birth 06/02/1924
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Barry Geller

More detail on this person: NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Harold R. Bunnell, 78, of Hunting Camp Road, a test pilot and instructor for the military, Bell Helicopter and Dynalectron Co., died Tuesday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach.

Mr. Bunnell, who retired as a chief warrant officer and helicopter pilot from the Army, was born in Avoca, Iowa. He moved to this area this year from LaGrange, Ga. He served in the Navy during World War II, and in the Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He flew helicopters all over the world for more than 30 years.

Survivors include two sons, Robert, Samsula, and David, LaGrange; a daughter, Theresa Bunnell-Penner, Topanga, Calif.; a brother, Kenneth, Hopewell, Va.; three sisters, Mary Keim, Phoenix, Ariz., Lorita Bissel, Marne, Iowa, and Lola Bunnell, Avoca; and seven grandchildren. New Life Cremation, Ormond Beach, is in charge.

Harold Bunnell Passes Away

Harold Raymond Bunnell, 78, of New Smyrna, FL, passed away on Tuesday morning, October 15, 2002.

Harold was born June 2, 1924, to Richard Charles and Ella Henrietta Brammann Bunnell at Avoca, IA. He attended schools in Avoca, Elk Horn and Wiota, IA. Harold joined the United States Navy in 1942 and continued a career in the Navy and Army, retiring from active military duty in February, 1967. He then worked for Bell International Helicopter and later for Don Electron Co. until retiring in 1979.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ella Bunnell; his stepfather, John R. Sieck; and two half brothers-in-law, Gayle Keim and David Bissell.

He is survived by two sons, David Bunnell of LaGrange, GA, Robert and Becky Bunnell and their children Robert, Amber, Richard, and Raymond of New Smyrna, FL; one daughter, Theresa and Max Penner and their children, Alea, Lorin, and Hans of Topanga, CA; one brother, Kenneth and Virginia Bunnell of Hopewell, VA; three half sisters, Larita Bissell of Massena, Mary Ann Keim of Phoenix, AZ, and Lola and Melvin Hodge of Marne; grandnieces, nephews and cousins.

No funeral service was held and the cremains were scattered at sea by his children on Thurs., Oct. 17, 2002.

Burial information: Fort Benning National Cementary

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