235 VVN – Vietnam Vet Struck Down in Georgia

June and Bud Runion, Mack Payne, Vietnam Veteran News

June Runion, of Marietta, Ga., and her husband, Elrey “Bud” Runion

Sadly, in this episode I bring you news of a Vietnam Veteran who along with his wife were killed by an alleged robber. Elrey “Bud” Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago and it led to his death.

He was lured along with his wife June to another town with a promise of being able to purchase the car he so cherished. Instead of driving home his dream car, he and his wife were each shot in the head. A suspect has been arrested and the wheels of justice are turning.

Bud Runion not only was a Vietnam Veteran who served with the 1st Cav Division but he was noted for his many charitable works throughout the South after his service in Vietnam.

We send our condolences to the Runion family.


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