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Captain Robert Terrell Bunnell

Obituary for Captain Robert Terrell Bunnell

March 8, 1939 - April 23, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 78


Captain Robert Terrell Bunnell was born in Memphis, TN on March 8, 1939. He graduated from Whitehaven High School in 1957, enlisted in the Naval Air Reserve at 16 and was awarded a scholarship in the regular NROTC entering Auburn University in September, 1957.

He graduated in 1961 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree and an Ensign's Commission. Bob honorably served his country for 30 years. He served in Vietnam and was assigned to River Assault Interdiction Division 71 and Task Force 211. He earned his Masters of Science Degree at the Naval Post Graduate School in 1970 and the Naval War College in Newport, RI in 1972.

His service carried him all over the world serving in several different capacities. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V", Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Combat Action Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (with four campaign stars), Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (bronze star), Vietnam Technical Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam medal.

Captain Bunnell met the love of his life, Margaret Diane Johnson, and in 1961, they married.

He is survived by, and was blessed with, his wife, a sister, two sons, a daughter, two grandsons, three granddaughters, one great granddaughter, a nephew and niece. And was predeceased by a nephew. Bob and Diane called many cities home but found their way to San Antonio, TX in 2014.

Bob was a great man, a career naval officer, a devoted son, brother, Uncle, husband, dad, granddad and great granddad.

APRIL 29, 2017
11:00 A.M.

Captain Bunnell will be interned in Arlington National Cemetery later this year.

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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