Obituary of Harry Patrick Dunn
Colonel, USAF Retired, Harry Patrick Dunn, of Locust Grove, VA, passed away November 14, 2012, due to complications from Alzheimer's. He was born in Eagle Grove, IA, to Leo and Eloise Dunn. Preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Marie Dunn, he is survived by his children Harry Patrick Dunn, Jr., Mary Michele Sharon (Patrick), Francis Michael Dunn (Mary), Neil Christopher Dunn (Alexandra), Matthew Timothy Dunn, and Katherine Maureen Jeter (Ned); his grandchildren Katie, Kelly, Meghan, Colleen, Shannon, Michael, Patrick, Caroline and Sean; his brother Timothy Dunn, his sisters Eileen Wolff and Judy Peace; and many nieces and nephews, and dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Veronica Catholic Church, 3460 Centreville Road, Chantilly, VA. Burial will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Updated information can be located at www.adamsgreen.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Capital Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or to The Fisher House Foundation.
1931 - Born, Eagle Grove, Iowa
1949 - Grad, Roosevelt High School, Des Moines, Iowa
1950 - Pre-Engineering, Iowa University
1954 - B.S. Engineering, US Naval Academy.
1954 - Commissioned 2nd/Lt US Air Force
1955 - Graduate, Flight Training; Fixed wing and helicopters
1956 - Married, Evelyn Gantz, Wash D.C. (6 Children)
1956 - 60 Misc Flying assignments in Europe
1962 - MS Aero Engineering, Univ. of Colorado
1962-70 Post grad work:
Wittenburg Univ: Gen Psychology.
American Univ: Legal Environment of Business, Business Finance,
Quantitative Decision Making, Managerial Statistics.
Ind. College of Armed Forces (ICAF): National Security Management
1962-65 Hdq. Aeronautical Systems Div WPAFB
H/HH-3E ("Jolly Green Giant")Program Office.
Flight Test Director - First All-Weather IFR Amphibious
Military Helicopter for use of USAF Search and Rescue
Initiated and Directed - World First In-Flight Helicopter Refueling Program
Director of Operational Test Training Program ( Proj. Bueckeburg )
for German Army/AF Pilots in the FRG
Lead flight of first helicopters non-stop across Mediterranean; followed
by a non-stop 770 mile flight from Cairo to Jedda, Saudi Arabia, with final
delivery to Mil Airlift Cmd for use in Earth Triangulation Project in Ethiopia.
1965-70 Hdq AFSC.
Conducted Special Source Selection for urgent SAR ROC (HH-53/HH-47).
Systems/Operational Analysis /Stud ies for AV-8 Harrier, Boeing Light Intratheatre
Transport (LIT), SAR testing for XV-142, USAF WW- FAC ROC and
SEA Asia Special Operational Requirements (SEORS). Wrote Tech Report for
AHS Convention on Aerodynamics for Helicopter In-Flight Refueling.
1967-68- Viet Nam
SVN - Special assignment for AFSC systems coordination. Flew combat missons
with various USAF Organizations.( HH-3, UH-1, A-1, A-37, C-123, HC-130,
ABCCC). Analysis of SEA Operational Requirements for rapid reaction changes..
1969-70 -Korea - Chief of Flight Operations, Osan AirBase Hdqtrs.
Wrote 5th AF Urgent Requirement for USAF support H-3 replacement for Korea.
Teacher: Math and Aerodynamics for Univ of Maryland for (USAF/AFIT night
1971-73 SecAF/Legislative Liason, (Investigative Division -Procurement/R&D,
Programs/Issues support for Authorization Committees))
1974-77 OSD/Legislative Affairs (Dir Authorizations/Appropriations,
Procurement/R&D). Supported Atomic Energy, DCA, DARPA, NRO.
Prepared Annual Briefing Books For Sec Def Congressional
Briefings/Appearances. Coordinated Army/Navy/USAF - Auth/Appn
Committee Support and Daily reports for the White House.
1977- SecAF/Legislative Liason (Director, Systems Division - Managed
Procurement/R&D Congressional Authorization Issues))
1977- Retired with "Legion of Merit " awards from both USAF and OSD
1977-1991 Director of Congressional Affairs, Martin-Marietta. Instrumental in
successful Congressional funding of: Titan, Pershing, Patriot, Copperhead,
B-1, Titan IV and Lantirn programs
1991- Retired from Martin-Marietta. Awarded "Jefferson Cup" for significant
contributions to Congressional funding goals.
President - Federal City Chapter, American Helicopter Society
Lecturer- Defense Systems Management School
Member - Republican Club, AIAA, Air Force Association, US Naval Institute,
"Jolly Green Giants" Assn (RVN Search and Rescue), Treas:USAF Helicopter
Pilots Assn, U S Naval Institute, Air Force Associa tion, Charter Member -
Aviation Hall of Fame.
Pilot - Instructor & Instrument Qual. Flying since 1952. Multi-Single Engine,
Recip/Jet Eng, Aircraft and Helicopters. Flight operations in some 35 countries
outside the United States.
Founder and Coordinator: V-22 Red Ribbon Panel (Investigation, Research, Studies
and informal Reports to the US Government).