Class of 1981
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Ross Hunter Duncan
June 26, 1962 – Oct 14, 1989
Oklahoma National Guard Specialist Ross Hunter Duncan, 27, a former Perryan, died Saturday as the result of injuries received in a fall while rappelling from a helicopter in a demonstration of air assault techniques.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist church of Perry.. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Rose, Okla., under direction of Brown Funeral home.
Duncan was born at Perry, June 26, 1962, the son of Robert and Myrna (Alves) Duncan. He was a 1981 graduate of Perry high school. From 1981-1984, Duncan attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi.
He was inducted into the National Guard at Oklahoma City in 1987 and was assigned to Company B, 179th infantry, Perry-Cushing unit. Since February, 1988, he had been assigned full-time to the Oklahoma Air Assault School at Fort Gruber.
Late Tuesday morning flags at public buildings in the state were ordered by Governor Henry Bellmon to be flown at half staff. The order was to remain in effect until further notice, according to a police teletype report.
Among survivors are his mother and step-father, Myrna and Ernest Stoops, 21 Wakefield Road, a brother, Capt. Rex Duncan, who is commander of the Perry-Cushing National Guard unit at Perry; and his maternal grandmother, Lucille Alves.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Duncan.