RIP 02/16/2008

Name: William John Breckner, Jr.
Rank/Branch: United States Air Force/O5
Unit: 8 TFW
Date of Birth: 29 May 1933
Home City of Record: Sebring OH
Date of Loss: 30 July 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 210300 North  1055500 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4D #7576
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1905

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.  2023

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William Breckner Jr. retired from the United States Air Force as a Major
General. He and his wife Cheryl resided in Colorado until her death August 11, 2007.

On 02/16/2008 Bud Breckner was killed in a single car accident. He was
returning home from a friend's house when his car left the road and rolled
over. The coroner's office reported that he died instantly.

Ex-fighter pilot was active in Colorado
February 17, 2008 - 7:29PM
William “Bud” Breckner never ran out of energy.

....Bud Breckner died in a car crash along Colorado Highway 105 early Saturday morning while driving home to Monument after visiting a friend. He lost control on a curve and slid into trees.....

AIR FORCE Magazine Online
Journal of the Air Force Association

Daily Report              

Wednesday February 20, 2008

Former Vietnam POW Breckner Dies in Car Accident: Retired Maj. Gen.
William J. Breckner Jr., 74, was killed Feb. 16 in a single-vehicle
car crash on Colorado Highway 105, according to various news
reports. .....

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