CDR Bryan C. Rudy, USN (Retired) (July 2014)

CDR Bryan C. Rudy, USN (Ret) passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, in Lubbock TX. He was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Echo, MN, to Theoren and Verneda Rudy. They moved to St Paul, MN, where he graduated from high school and the University of Minnesota. He joined the Navy and earned his Navy Wings in 1950. He had his first combat tour to Korea as a Fighter Pilot aboard the USS Leyte. Brian later made a combat tour to Vietnam aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard, as well as two more as Air Boss on the USS Oriskany. All told he flew 21 different aircraft, accumulating 4800 flight hours and 450 carrier landings. CDR Rudy was also the first Commanding Officer of RVAW-110. He was awarded the Bronze Star, three Air Medals, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat and others. He retired on July 31, 1970, as Commander, USN, and went directly into law school at the University of Texas. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in December 1972. He practiced law with Terry Weeks and Mark Levborg in Austin, TX, until he was appointed Juvenile Court Judge and Assoc. District Court Judge in 1979, where he served until retirement in 1991. He is survived by children, grandchildren, and numerous other loving family members.