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Robert D. Hunkapiller

Sergeant First Class Robert D. Hunkapiller, 77, died July 16, 2010 in North Carolina. Hunkapiller was born in Tampa, Florida and joined the Army in 1951. He served in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War and retired in 1972.

SFC Hunkapiller was part of the second group of USAMU sniper instructors to be deployed to Vietnam and established the 25th Infantry Division Sniper School at Cu Chi. The NCOIC of the sniper school said, "I could not have had a better or more qualified NCO, sniper instructor, or sniper than SFC Hunkapiller. He carried out all details and missions—no matter how onerous or dangerous they were." SFC Hunkapiller also shot with the USAEUR Rifle Team and the 5th Army Marksmanship Training Unit (MTU).

SFC Hunkapiller's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd award), and Bronze Rifle Excellence In Competition Badge (1967).

SFC Hunkapiller was buried July 23, 2010 with full military honors at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

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