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May/June 2005

Warriors: A Tradition of Service


Photo: Michael Keating

John Magnussen and Len Funk.

John Magnussen & Len Funk

U.S. Army Captain John T. Magnussen served in Iraq with 20 HHC of the First Cavalry Division’s 2/227th Aviation Regiment, flying the UH-60 Blackhawk. His unit was stationed at Tahji, 10 miles north of Baghdad. Cpt. Magnussen returned from Iraq in March and is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

His uncle, Len L. Funk, a past president of VVA Chapter 227, the Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter in Northern Virginia, served 12 months as a U.S. Army adviser in the Plain of Reeds and an additional 10 months in Go Cong Province as the Phoenix Coordinator in 1969 and 1970. He returned to Vietnam in 1972 with the State Department as a political officer in Tay Ninh and Binh Duong Provinces where he served until December 1974.



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