CAPT Edward Francis Bronson
December 3, 1932 – August 24, 2021
Captain Edward F "Ted" Bronson, US Navy retired, passed away peacefully in his home on August 24, 2021. Son of the late Edward J and Rita J Bronson, Captain "Cash" Bronson served 29 years and in 1976 became the 25th naval aviator to achieve 1,000 carrier landings. He served seven Vietnam tours including flying the A4C for 236 missions over North Vietnam. After a later tour as EA to Navy Director Command and Control, Bronson formed the Naval Space Command, Dahlgren VA. He was awarded the Legion of Merit among other Navy honors.
After his Naval service, Bronson was Scholarship Chairman for the DC AFCEA Chapter 1989-2011; from 2007-2017, he was aviation representative to the Navy's 'Cold War Gallery' at the Washington Navy Yard, initiated the awarding of Navy Astronaut Wings to Neil Armstrong in 2010, coordinated a 2014 "Flight to Freedom" ceremony celebrating the 1975 VNAF Bird Dog landing on USS Midway. From 2007-2018, he made known the holiness of Servant of God, Father Vincent Capodannom LT,CHC,USNR who died on the battlefield in 1967. Bronson completed fundraising in 2014 to rebuild a chapel next to the battlefield where Capadanno was killed.
A visitation will be held at Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington on Friday, September 10 from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM. A funeral mass, which requires base access, will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM at the Navy Yard Chapel in Washington, DC.
Burial services will be at Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington, DE on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 9:00am.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021