While on active duty in the US Army, Dave Bunton ’65 served twice in both Germany and Vietnam, as well as in France and Thailand. In 1995, he retired as a colonel in the Army Reserves after 30 years of combined service, but his love of hiking still takes him around the world. Last summer, five months after hip-replacement surgery, Dave hiked the 96-mile West Highland View Trail in Scotland. His other treks have included 100 miles on Mont Blanc in the Alps and 50 miles in Patagonia, South America, as well as long hauls in the Canary Islands, Rocky Mountains, and Smoky Mountains. Dave has spent most of his civilian career as a computer systems engineer and a project engineer, and he currently works for Consolidated Nuclear Security at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He and his wife, Linda, a retired teacher, have four children and five grandchildren, all in the Knoxville area.
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