Bonner, Jack Lee, 1SG

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1972-1973, 11Z50, A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1953 - 1974
Foreign Language(s)

Special Forces

First Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Date of Passing
Apr 05, 2012
Location of Interment
Special Forces Association Memorial Grounds - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

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

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Last Known Activity


FAYETTEVILLE - Retired Army Master Sgt. Jack Lee Bonner, 77, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012. Master Sgt. Bonner was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Shinston, W.Va., the son of late Anna Mae and Freeman Bonner. He enlisted in the Army in 1952 and retired in 1974. He served in Okinawa, Germany and Vietnam. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and several commendations. He served as the Treasurer of the National Board of Officers of the Special Forces Association for 16 years, as the Assistant Treasurer for two years and as Treasurer for Chapter 1-18 for 8 years. He was the owner and operator of Bonner and Associates for 28 years. He was preceded in death by his three sisters, Freida Gurney, Betty Bonner and Margie Bonner, all of Shinston; two brothers, Ray and Charles Bonner; and a grandson, J.T. Naylor. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Phyllis A. Bonner; and four children, Helena Bonner and husband Alexander Gonzalez of Fuquay-Varina, Barbara Danhouser and husband Kirk of Madison, Wis., Jack Bonner and wife Marcella of Salemburg, and Woodrow Bonner and wife Kristi of Burlington; and nine grandchildren, Justin Bonner, Alexis Bonner-Gonzalez, Hillary Bonner-Gonzalez, Logan Bonner, Kailyn Danhouser, Morgan Bonner, Griffin Bonner and Jackcyn Bonner A memorial service will be held with full military honors at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the Special Forces Association, 4990 Doc Bennett Road, Fayetteville, NC 28306. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Special Forces Scholarship Fund, 910-485-6268.

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master ParachutistPathfinder Badge
Recoilless Rifle
Machine Gun
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1953, 8th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Campbell, KY), L
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
77th Special Forces Group7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)82nd Airborne Division
1st Special Warfare Training Group (Cadre)5th Special Forces Group (A)US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)V Corps Artillery
14th Armored Cavalry Regiment11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1953-1956, 1965, HHC, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
  1956-1956, 11B10, D Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
  1957-1958, 11F10, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1958-1959, 11F10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
  1959-1960, 133, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1960-1960, 133, 77th Special Forces Group
  1960-1960, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1961-1963, 11B10, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1963-1963, 111.07, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
  1963-1965, 11B10, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Cadre)
  1967-1968, 11F10, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1968-1969, 11B10, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
  1969-1971, 11F10, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1971-1971, 00J30, V Corps Artillery
  1971-1972, 00J30, HHT, 1st Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1972-1972, 11Z50, RHHT, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1972-1973, 11Z50, A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1962 Multiple JUSMAAGV Operations 1959-1963
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
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