Eric David Funderburg was born in Medford, OR. He went to Kindergarten at Lone Pine Elementary there, then grades 1-3 at Richardson Elem. in Central Point, OR. He then moved with his family to Yreka, CA, where he graduated from high school in 1988. After a year at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, he joined the Army and trained as a helicopter pilot at Fort Rucker, AL. He was assigned to Honduras/El Salvador, where he died on February 25, 1991, at age 21, when the helicopter he was co-piloting crashed into Lake Ilopango in El Salvador after a tail rotor failure. WO1 Funderburg is now buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA.
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