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04-07-2012, 05:41

April 6, 2012

TO: Members of SFA Chapter 37

I just received the sad news of the passing of 1SG Jack Bonner. The SFA has lost one of its finest.

There is more information on the National website.

The following link will provide a profile of Jack's incredible career in the Army.


We will all certainly miss him. RIP Jack.

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Bonner, Jack Lee, 1SG Deceased

Photo In Uniform Service Details

Last Rank First Sergeant
Last Service Branch Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11Z-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1972-1973, 11Z, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
Service Years 1953 - 1974
Foreign Language(s) Vietnamese
Last Photo Personal Details
State of Birth West Virginia
Year of Birth 1935
Home Town
Brothers Only Last Address
Fayetteville, NC
Date of Passing
Apr 05, 2012
Location of Interment
Special Forces Association Memorial Grounds - Fayetteville, North Carolina

Official Badges

Additional Information
Last Known Activity Not Specified

photo Album (More...)
Bonner, Jack Lee, 1SG
Ribbon Bar
Unit Assignments
1953-1956, 1965, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
1956-1956, 11B, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/D Company
1957-1958, 11F, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment
1958-1959, 11F, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division/HQ
1959-1960, 133, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment/B Troop
1960-1960, 133, 77th Special Forces Group
1960-1961 10th Special Forces Group Airborne
Aside from knowing him from the chapter,I recall his friendship at Bad
Tolz to help me get settled.......
1961-1963, 11B, 1st Special Forces Group Airborne
1963-1963, 111.07, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
1963-1965, 11B, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)/1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne)
1967-1968, 11F, 5th Special Forces Group (Vietnam)
1968-1969, 11B, Formal Schools/US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
1969-1971, 11F, 5th Special Forces Group (Vietnam)
1971-1971, 00J, V Corps/V Corps Artillery
1971-1972, 00J, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment
1972-1972, 11Z, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
1972-1973, 11Z, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment/A Troop

Basic Combat Training

1953, Fort Campbell, KY (2nd Battalion, 511th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division), L
1953, Fort Campbell (503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment), C

Combat and Operations History

1961-1962 Cold War (1957-1989)/Multiple JUSMAAGV Operations 1959-1963 (1959 - 1963)
1967-1967 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Counteroffensive, Phase II (1966 - 1967)
1967-1968 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Counteroffensive, Phase III (1967 - 1968)
1969-1969 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Summer-Fall 1969 (1969)
1969-1970 Vietnam War/Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 (1969 - 1970)
1970-1970 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Sanctuary Counteroffensive (1970)
1970-1971 Vietnam War/VSM Campaign - Counteroffensive, Phase VII (1970 - 1971)

Military Association Memberships
1974, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Member) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
1980, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), 1, Chapter 26 (Member) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
1980, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
1983, 82nd Airborne Division Association
1992, Special Forces Association, 101, National Board of Officers (Member) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior.....:(

He was just a simple soldier and his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us; we may need his like again,
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.......:(

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:

The passing of our soldiers often go unnoticed and unsung by most of the world, remembered only by family and friends. Wish it were not so. May he RIP, his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.........:(

I realize it's a Canadian song,however I believe most appropriate for this occasion..:(


Big Teddy

04-07-2012, 06:17
Rest In Peace, Brother.

04-07-2012, 08:31

The Reaper
04-07-2012, 09:30
RIP, Jack.

Thank you for your service and your sacrifices.

See you on the other side, hermano.


04-07-2012, 12:21
Rest in Peace, Warrior! What an awesome legacy you have left for others to emulate.

Thank you for your many years of service and sacrifices.

04-07-2012, 14:04
RIP Jack, Vaya con Dios..

04-07-2012, 22:07
Rest in Peace, 1SG. Thank you for your lifetime of service and sacrifice. You will always be missed and never forgotten. Give my son a hug for me and tell him I will see him soon.

molon labe

04-08-2012, 00:08
RIP 1SG, Thank you for paving the way for the next SF Generation.

We'll see you on the Final DZ.

tom kelly
04-08-2012, 11:17
Jack was a good friend and my wife and I will miss him and his wife Phyllis at the SFA Conventions, & the 82nd Airborne Assoc. Club on Johnson st, Fayetteville,NC. See you on the other side Jack. Tom & Phyllis Kelly

04-08-2012, 12:49
Rest in Peace Jack.......

Red Flag 1
04-08-2012, 19:09
Rest In God's Peace Warrior.

04-08-2012, 19:20
RIP Brother Jack.

Missed the ceremony due to other obligations but I'm sure it was a grand exit to an eventful career, in the service and at the SFA/National.