Oswald Weeks Lunde – Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report


Died June 1, 2001 at the Beaufort Naval Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina, of a stroke and heart failure; a retired USAF Colonel, who received his wings in 1938.

When the Pacific war began in 1941, he was stationed in the Philippines. He survived the attack on Bataan and later joined General Mac Arthur's forces in Australia. He was awarded the air medal and the Silver Star.

Colonel Lunde's home was McLean, Virginia, where he had lived for 42 years with his wife, Anne and their five children: Eric of Bluffton, South Carolina, Rosalind and John of McLean, Virginia, Susan of Fairfax, Virginia, and Marc of Denver, Colorado; who all survive him. Colonel Lunde had 13 granchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 27, 1 p.m. at the Old Chapel of Fort Myer, VA, followed by interment with Full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

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