Al Bundren

[7 AUG 1932 - D2 - 20590 - 9 OCT 2006]

Al Bundren Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



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Hilbert - Val Bundren - Doyle
[DC Party - DEC 2017]



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Donna Ludwig - Val Bundren - Wargowsky's
[DC Party - DEC 2017]



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Ludwig's - Val Bundren - Sandy Wargowsky
[DC Party - DEC 2017]



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Class of '55 cruise group at Torgau - where Soviet and
US army forces met - WWII ['55 Elbe Trip - SEP 2015]



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['55 Elbe Trip - SEP 2015]



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Val Bundren and Sandy Wargowsky overlooking
the Elbe River valley ['55 Elbe Trip - SEP 2015]



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Sandy Wargowsky and Val Bundren in German
family home ['55 Elbe Trip - SEP 2015]



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Dick and Sandy Wargowsky - Mary Blitch - Val Bundren
on the Berlin river cruise ['55 Elbe Trip - SEP 2015]



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Nancy Bishop and Val Bundren
[DC Party - DEC 2014]



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Norm Blahuta - Nancy Bishop - Val Bundren
[DC Party - DEC 2014]



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Val Bundren - Marcia Cathey - Pat Strati
[DC Party - DEC 2012]



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Norm Blahuta - Bob Strati - Val Bundren - Marcia Cathey -
Pat Strati [DC Party - DEC 2012]



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Val Bundren - Marcia Cathey - Pat Strati
[DC Party - DEC 2012]



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Pat Strati and Val Bundren
[DC Party - DEC 2011]



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Mary Monahan and Val Bundren
[DC Party - DEC 2011]



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D-2: Heye's - Dee Cassidy and Bob Meisenheimer - Michalove's - Mary Monahan - McCulla's - Quinn's - Val Bundren [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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D-2: Heye's - Michalove's - Val Bundren - Mary Monahan - Meisenheimer and Dee Cassidy - Quinn's - McCulla's [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Val Bundren - Michalove's - Heye's
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Val Bundren - Sybil and Larry Michalove -
Rod Vitty [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Ann Quinn - Rosanne Wray - Father Oscar - Pat Vitty - Bill and
Joan McCulla - Val Bundren [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Pat and Bob Strati - Val Bundren -
Pat Vitty [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Sitting: Mary Monahan - Val Bundren - Heye's - Meisenheimer - Standing: Quinn's - McCulla's - Dee Cassidy - Michalove's [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Mary Monahan and Val Bundren
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Val Bundren - Angee Fikaris - Anna Bates
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Val Bundren and Mary Monahan
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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D-2: Val Bundren - Mary Monahan - Bill and Joan McCulla - Dee Cassidy and Bob Meisenheimer - Larry and Sybil Michalove - Jim and Bettie Heye - Ann and Hugh Quinn



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Walt McCrillis - Don and Carla Hilbert - Rich and
Mary Ann Miller - Val Bundren [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Larry Michalove - Hugh and Ann Quinn - Jim and Jeanne Drummond - ? - Mary Monahan - Val Bundren [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Rosanne Wray - Dick Dinwiddie - Mary Monahan - Val Bundren -
Walt and Nancy McCrillis [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Rosanne Wray - Dick Dinwiddie - Paula Campbell - Mary Monahan -
Pat Dinwiddie - Val Bundren [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Mary Monahan - Val Bundren - Marcia Cathey
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Mary Monahan - Val Bundren - Ellen Schick
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Anna Bates - Val Bundren - Joe Franklin
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Mary Monahan - Val Bundren - Greta Masson
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Val Bundren
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Mary Monahan and Val Bundren
[DC Party - DEC 2008]



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Bob Russell and Val Bundren
[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Blahuta - Bergen - McNerney - Val Bundren
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Bergen - McNerney - Val Bundren
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Ray and Ann Gunderson - Val Bundren - Mary Monahan
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Jim Bergen - Val Bundren - Mary Monahan
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Mary Monahan - Val Bundren - Marcia Cathey
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Mary Monahan - Val Bundren - Marcia Cathey
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Alva B. Bundren Jr. Memorial Trophy
[FEB 2007]



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Ruth Sloan and Val Bundren
[DEC 2006]



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[Al Bundren Funeral - DEC 2006]

More Funeral Pictures



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Quinn - Bundren - Heye - Michalove
[JUL 2006]



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Al Bundren
[DEC 2005]



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Bundren - West - Karam
[ANCC - DEC 2005 ?]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Al Bundren
[50th Reunion]



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Bundren's - Mary Monahan - Hugh Quinn -
Rob Cummins - Ann Quinn [50th Reunion]



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Howard Whittaker and Al Bundren
[50th Reunion]



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Wynne Stern - Bob Meisenheimer - Dee Cassidy - Roy Thorsen - Joan McCulla - Rob Cummins - Hugh and Ann Quinn - Bill McCulla - Val and Al Bundren - Sybil and Larry Michalove - Kay and Larry Stockett - Mary Monahan and Jack Doyle [50th Reunion]



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Ann and Hugh Quinn - Wynne and Sheila Stern - Larry Michalove - Ed Zaborowski - Sybil Michalove - Jane Zaborowski - Val and Al Bundren - Mary Monahan - Paula and Jack Campbell [50th Reunion]



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Ann Quinn and Val Bundren
[50th Reunion]



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Val and Al Bundren
[50th Reunion]



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Emily and Ray Karam - Bundren
[50th Reunion]



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Bundren and Doyle
[50th Reunion]



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Bundren and The Lovely Val
[50th Reunion]



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Maurer - Quinn's - Thorsen - Bundren's
[50th Reunion]



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D-2: Stern - Stockett - Russell - Michalove - McCulla Bundren -
Cummins - Quinn - Meisenheimer and Thorsen [50th Reunion]



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Bundren and Mary Monahan
[FEB 2005]



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Hilbert - Roades - Val Bundren
[FEB 2005]



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Hilbert - Roades - Val Bundren - Carla
Hilbert - Bundren [FEB 2005]



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Row 1: Emanuela Spadoni (our Mama Mia and Grand Circle's Tour Guide) - Row 2: Gale/Paul Antell - Donna Ludwig - Sue Taylor - Tatyana Sigal - Mary Gallion - Angee Fikaras - Greta Masson - Mary Monahan - Lo Dienst - Marlowe Viney - Pat Strati - Margit Singer - Pat Vitty - Row 3: Georgie Regnier - Trudy Lichtenberg - Anna Bates - Bob Chapman - Bill Taylor - Mike Stevenson - Pete Fikaris - Dan Ludwig - Barbara Johnson - Carla Hilbert - Val/Al Bundren - Bob Strati - Carol Qually - Phyllis Chapman - Val Schroeter - Dorothy Kane - Row 4: Dick Regnier - Danny Dienst - Rod Vitty - Diane/Phil Enslow - Andy Johnson - Don Hilbert - Kelly Lichtenberg - Jim Kane - Lloyd Qually [JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Closer Look
[JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Closer Look II
[JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Row 1: Bob Strati - Rod Vitty - Marlowe Viney - Pat Strati - Margit Singer - Lloyd Qually Row 2: Emanuela (The Guide) - Tatyana Sigal - Dick Regnier - Georgie Regnier Laura (hostess) - Bob Chapman - Phyllis Chapman (hiding) - Carol Qually - Val Bundren Row 3: Don Hilbert - Carla Hilbert - Pat Vitty - Al Bundren - Dianne Enslow - Phil Enslow - Jim Kane - Dorothy Kane (hiding) [JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Row 1: Bob Strati - Mike Stevenson - Don Hilbert - Dan Ludwig - Al Bundren Row 2: Rod Vitty - Quent Bates - Kelly Lichtenberg - Phil Enslow Row 3: Keeping Puccini company is Dick Regnier [JUN 2004 Italy Trip]



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Dienst's and Bundren's
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Roades - Jeter - Drummond - Meisenheimer -
Andrews - Bundren [DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Bundren - Lichtenberg - Meisenheimer
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Val Bundren and Joan
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Bundren - Mary Monahan - Connie
Franklin - Carla Hilbert [c2004]



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Dan Malone and Al Bundren
[c2004]



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Val and Al Bundren
[c2004]



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Al Bundren and Don Hilbert
[c2004]



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Bob Newton and Al Bundren
[c2004]



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Dorough - Drummond - Karam - Bundren
Russell - Perkins - Doyle [FEB 2004]Mid-Atlantic Luncheon



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Joan McCulla - Shirley Fontaine - Donnie
Erminger - Bundren - McCulla [SEP 2003]



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Bundren and Katie Harman
(Miss America 2002) [OCT 2003]



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Al Bundren
[c2003]



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Al Bundren
[c2003]



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Bundren - West - Karam
[c2003]



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Val and Al Bundren - Mary Monahan - Larry and
Sybil Michalove [JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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Paul Parks - Sybil Michalove - Mary Monahan - Al and Val
Bundren - Marlowe Viney [JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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Mary Monahan - Al and Val Bundren
[Al's 71st Birthday - JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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Mary Monahan - Al and Val Bundren
[Al's 71st Birthday - JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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Minich - Bazilwich - Meisenheimer - Sloan - Bundren - R Miller (kneeling) - Traut - Howie Stone - Follett - Maurer (part hidden) - Ship captain - Fiscus - Parks - Wheeler - J Strickland - Werner - Black - Bergen - Michalove - Tennant [JUN 2003 Russia Trip]



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Bundren and Drummond
[70th: JUL 2002]



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Bundren - Drummond - Sloan's
son - Ewing [JUL 2002]



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Doyle - Welter - Bundren
[MAY 2002 Luncheon]



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Wargowsky - Malone - Bundren - Gunderson - Miller - Russell
Roades - Doyle - Cutchin - West - Karam [MAY 2002 Luncheon]



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Al Bundren
[2002]



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Al Bundren
[2001]



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West - ? [it's not Lucas] - Gunderson -
Bundren [2001]



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Roades - Malone - Robinson - McCulla -
Bundren - Russell [2001]



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Roades - Russell - Karam - West - Doyle - Wayne Smith - Gunderson -
Newton - Bergen - Bundren - Cathey - McCulla [c2000]



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? West - ? - Bundren - ? -
Drummond - ? [c2001]



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Malone - Russell - McCulla -
Bundren [c2001]



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Al Bundren
[c2001]



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Bundren's and Marcia Cathey
[Carl Cathey Funeral - NOV 2000]



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Werner - Meisenheimer - Bundren
[45th Reunion - SEP 2000]



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Michalove - Woodruff x55 - Meisenheimer - Fontaine - Thorsen -
Werner - McCulla - Bundren [45th Reunion - SEP 2000]



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Thorsen - Michalove - Bundren - Meisenheimer -
Stern [45th Reunion - SEP 2000]



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Enslow - Spaulding - Bundren - McNair -
Wray [45th Reunion - SEP 2000]



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Bundren - Meisenheimer - Michalove
[45th Reunion - SEP 2000]



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Bundren - Fontaine - Gilpatrick -
Russell - McCulla [D-2 - c1999]



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Fontaine's - Mary Monahan - Russell - Bundren's -
McCulla's - Stern [D-2 - cDEC 1999]



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Cutchins - Gunderson - Karam - Strati -
Bundren -??? - Russell - West [DEC 1998]



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Cathey's - Hilbert's - Doyle - Mary Monahan -
Quinn's - Bundren's [c1998]



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Carolyn Moffit Nidever - West - Liz Mullan - Cathey -
Val Bundren - ? - Bob Johnson [c1998]



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Mary Monahan - Bundren - Troyan - Carolyn Moffit
Nidever - Liz Mullan - West [c1998]



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Page - Roades - Bergen - Newton -
Cutchin - Bundren - ? [c1997]



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Stern - Bundren's - Russell
[c1997]



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Doyle - Quinn - Joe Franklin - Bundren's -
Mary Monahan [c1997]



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Darrah's and Bundren's
[c1997]



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Al Bundren
[c1995]



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Bundren - Masson - Quinn - Debby Quinn -
Groom - Pickitt - Hilbert [c1995]



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Bundren - Masson - Quinn and Daughter
and SIL - Pickitt - Hilbert [c1993]



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Edie Edwards - Marcia Cathey - Masson's -
Quinn's - Roades' - Bundren's [c1992]



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Monahan - West's - Bundren - Barb
Blahuta - Newton [c1992]



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George Monahan - Al Bundren - Marcia
Cathey - Bill Anderson's [c1992]



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Bill Graham and Al Bundren
[35th Reunion - NOV 1990]



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Al Bundren and Carl Cathey
[1989]



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Bud and Dorothy Goldstein - Joan
O'Brien - Val Bundren [1989]



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Val Bundren
[c1989]



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Goldstein's - ? - Bundren
[1989]



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Al and Val Bundren
[1988]



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Darrah - James Ray - Bundren
[c1985]



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D-2 Firsties - 5th Row: Wilkinson - Woodruff x55 - 4th Row: Stern - Stockett - Thorsen - Werner - 3rd Row: Russell - Meisenheimer - Michalove - Monahan - Quinn - Riggs - 2nd Row: Fontaine - Herman - Heye - Jefferies - McCormack - McCulla - 1st Row: Bundren - Chura - Coyle - Cummins - Erminger - Fetko (CO)



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Al Bundren
[100th Night Show - MAR 1955]



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2015 AOG Online Register
(Updated JUL 2019)

Alva B. Bundren Jr. Cullum No: 20590 Class of: 1955 Born: TN Appointment: Branch: Inf Date of Death: October 9, 2006 (View Memorial Article) History: 20590 Alva Bartlett Bundren Jr. B-TN: Inf: TIS 61: PMS NewBedfordHS 62: AFSC 64: Adv InfBn RVN 64: 1CavDiv RVN 68: BnCdr ArTC FtDix 68: Hq2FFV 69: OJCS 72: J3 Pl UNCmd ROK 75: OJCS 76: Ret 79 LTC: Analyst BDM Inc 79: SysEngr Mitre Corp 81: SysEngr Titan Inc 87: D - Arlington, VA 9Oct06 a-74: Ob-2018 TAPS

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Alva Bartlett Bundren, Jr.

Alva Bartlett Bundren, Jr. was born on 10 June 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was appointed to West Point from the 2nd Congressional District of Tennessee. He entered West Point on 3 July 1951 and was in company D2. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Infantry.


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Alva Bartlett Bundren, Jr.

Alva Bartlett Bundren, Jr., LTC., USA Ret. of Vienna, VA, died on October 9, 2006 at Capital Hospice in Arlington. Beloved husband of Valerie N. Bundren. A devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife: son Bill Bundren (Barbee Whitaker), daughter Nancy Andrews (Walter), daughter Sally Carling (Glen), son Dave Bundren (Marianne); 11 grandchildren, and scores of friends and relatives.

A memorial service will be held at Ft. Myer's Old Post Chapel followed by the internment with Full Military Honors on December 13 at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made in Al's name to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, VA 22042; to the Swing Fore the Cure (for breast cancer research) at 3003 S. Erin Dr., Oakton, VA 22124; or to the West Point Fund LGT Endowment at West Point AOG, West Point, NY 10996-1607.

OBITUARY
Washington Post


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Alva B. Bundren Jr. 1955

Cullum No. 20590-1955 - October 9, 2006
Died in Arlington, VA
Interred in Arlington National Cemetery, VA


Alva Bartlett 'Al' 'Bundy' Bundren Jr., the son of Alva and Sue Bundren, was born on July 10, 1932 in Knoxville, TN. While in Knoxville he attended Central High School, where, graduating with honors, he excelled both in the classroom and on the playing field. Seeking a higher education, he attended the University of Tennessee, and while there he became interested in West Point and service to our nation. After receiving an appointment from his congressman, he applied for admission and, after acceptance, travelled to West Point early in July 1951 and was sworn in with the West Point Class of 1955 on July 3, 1951.

As with all new cadets, Al began his West Point career in New Cadet Barracks, better known as Beast Barracks. Here, with his 700 classmates, he became acquainted with the plebe system, one of servitude. Surviving Beast, he was assigned to his regular lettered cadet company, D-2, where he would live for the next four years.

Academic proved to be a 'hurdle' for Al. For three of the next four years he would spend his class time in the lower or 'goat' sections of the class. His dry wit and keen sense of humor were his trademark and proved to be a diversion from the rigors of the academic system. His companymates said Bundy was 'torn ruthlessly and unsuspectingly from a happy college life. Beside his academic struggles, he was dealt a crushing blow by wrestling injuries; however, his spirit was unbent, and he infected all unforgettably with his wit and an incessant quest for good times.' Bundy did find time to expend his unused energy with the Boxing and Wrestling teams and as a member of the Ordnance Club. At branch drawing Bundy proudly stood and selected Infantry as his branch of choice.

It was not all academics that ruled Al's life. In July 1955, after a courtship that began soon into his last, or firstie, year, he married the girl of his dreams, Valerie Anne Ninnis, and from that union came four children: Bill, Nancy, Sally, and David; and 11 grandchildren. This is the family that endured the many joys of Army life and the comradery of the Army family.

After attendance at the Infantry basic course at Fort Benning, GA and earning the Ranger Tab at the Ranger School, he began his active duty career that took him to duty stations in Georgia, Colorado, Kansas, and Massachusetts. Al had two tours to Vietnam in the mid-60s, one as an advisor and one as a member of the 1st Cavalry Division. It was here that he, along with many other soldiers, was exposed to Agent Orange, which would impact his health and well being a few years later. Al has served two tours in the Pentagon with the Joint Staff.

In 1979, after his second tour with the Joint Staff, Al decided to transition to civilian life. He joined BDM as an analyst, then with the Mitre Corporation as an analyst, and as a system engineer with Titan, Inc.

Al's last 10 years was spent as a volunteer with the Oakton Elementary School, where he tutored remedial reading to first graders. Al also become involved with the local homeowners' association, where he served as vice president of the Towlston Meadows Civic Association. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Al also was inducted in the Central High School Hall of Fame, where his induction plaque reads, 'As a distinguished graduate, outstanding citizen, and a role model for future generations."

Three years exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam led to type 2 diabetes and to the liver disease that was the cause of his passing. He leaves a huge empty space in the lives of his family and friends. Rest in peace dear brother and get in step with the Long Gray Line.

- Family and Friends

TAPS Memorial Article


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Val Bundred Update

Val is having dementia problems and is now in the assisted living section of her retirement home.

Tom Sims
21 JUN 2021


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