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William F. "Bill" Gunter Jr. Obituary
Retired CWO 3 William F. "Bill" Gunter Jr., age 64, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2012 at Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA.

Bill was born January 8, 1948 in Ridley Park, PA to the late William Foy Gunter Sr. and Dorothy Clara (Ridington) Gunter.

Bill graduated from Santiago High School, Garden Grove, CA in June 1966 and enlisted in the US Army in July 1966. After completing Infantry Training, he served with the 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", the 30th Military Police Battalion and from 1970 to his retirement in 1987 as a Special Agent with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division. During his 21 years of military service Bill was assigned to several U.S. Army installations in addition to overseas tours in Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Germany. He received numerous awards and decorations, the most notable being Legion of Merit and a Purple Heart for wounds received in 1967 during a battle at Hill 414, Doc Pho, Vietnam. After retirement he returned to CID in 1988 as a Civilian Criminal Investigator for the Laguna Nigel Fraud Team, Laguna Nigel, CA and remained at that office until his retirement in 2008 as the Special Agent in Charge of the same unit renamed Pacific Fraud Field Office. At the time of his passing he was a longtime resident of Mission Viejo, CA having lived in that city since 1988.

Bill leaves to mourn his loss his longtime girlfriend Vickie Adele Volker of Mission Viejo, CA; three children, Sandra Jean Casad of CO, Lisa Marie Bowerman of AR and Anthony James Gunter of TN; two brothers, Joseph Thomas Gunter and James Dennis Gunter both of California; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Published in Orange County Register on Jan. 15, 2013
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