Updated: Fri 9:36 AM, Jan 05, 2018
Funeral Home: Holman Funeral Home
Major Daniel Lee Bunn (United States Army), 42, passed into heaven on Monday, January 1, 2018.
Funeral services for Major Bunn will be held 2:00 P. M. Saturday, January 6, 2018, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with Reverend Jim Hill and Pastor David Lewis officiating, Holman Funeral Home and Cremations of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Ozark Friday from 5:00 P. M. until 7:00 P. M.
Major Bunn was born July 23, 1975, in San Angelo, TX., and was a 1993 graduate of San Angelo Central High School. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Major Bunn’s military education includes the Light Utility Helicopter, UH-72A Instructor Pilot Course, the Primary Instructor Course Method Of Instruction, The Aeromedical Evacuation Officers’ Pre-Command Course, the Total Army Instructors Training Course, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (High Risk) Course, the Aviation Captain’s Career Course, the Army Medical Department’s Army Medical Course, the Action Officer’s Development Course, and the Equal Opportunity Leaders’ Course.
Major Bunn’s previous assignments include duties as the 2nd Aviation Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Aviation, Medical Operations Officer at Camp Humphreys, Korea; the 1st of the 13th Aviation Regiment Operations and Intelligence Staff Officer at Fort Rucker, AL; the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 110th Aviation Brigade Assistant Operations and Intelligence Staff Officer at For Rucker; the School of Aviation Medicine Director, Medical Evacuation Course at Fort Rucker; the Charlie Company, 2nd of the 227th Aviation Regiment Executive and Operations Officer, Forward --- Afghanistan; the United States Army Air Ambulance Detachment Operations Office at Yakima, WA; as Charlie Company, 2nd of the 227th General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Section Leader, Forward --- Iraq; the Medical Company Air Ambulance Blackhawk Utility Helicopter Pilot, Forward – Afghanistan; and, the 2 of the 4 Aviation Reconnaissance Troop Blackhawk Utility Helicopter Pilot at Fort Polk, LA.
His awards include the Meritorious Unit Citation w/two oak leaf clusters, Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, Meritorious Service Medal w/two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal w/two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal w/Valor-device, Army Commendation Medal w/seven oak leaf clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/three stars, Iraqi Campaign Medal w/two stars, Global War On Terrorism Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon numeral 3, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal.
Major Bunn’s deployments included Afghanistan, Alaska, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Korea. He served as an Aeromedical Evacuation Officer, Primary Military Occupational Specialty of 67-Juliet and was qualified and held ratings in the Observation Helicopter-58A/C Kiawa, the Utility Helicopter-1H “Huey”, the Utility Helicopter-60A/L/HH Blackhawk, and Light Utility Helicopter-72A Lakota aircraft.
Major Bunn was preceded in death by his grandparents, TV Bunn and Frankie Gray; brother-in-law, William Zane Cate; and stepmother-in-law, Judy Cate. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Rita Renee Cate Bunn of Ozark; one daughter, Londyn Patience Cate Bunn of Ozark; his parents, Wayne Lee Bunn of San Angelo, TX, and Carol Sue Gray Bunn, of Glasgow, KY; his grandmother, Esther Elsie Adler Bunn, of Maple Valley, WA; his brother, Paul Wayne (DeAnna) Bunn, of Glasgow, KY; his father-in-law, Terry Cate of San Angelo, TX; his mother-in-law, Diane Tobias of Lamesa, TX; his grandfather-in-law, Bert Womack of Lames, TX; and two uncles, Ronald (Elizabeth) Bunn, of Maple Valley, WA., Lonnie (Diantha) Gray of Odessa, TX. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. He was devoted to his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HolmanFuneralHome.com