Robert Eugene Bundy was born on 3 January 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Robert Bundy entered the service in 1942 as a second lieutenant in the US Army Chemical Corps. He served with the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion during WWII. During the Korean War, Captain Bundy served with the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion where he was awarded the Bronze Star with V Device for valor and the Purple Heart. Lieutenant Colonel Bundy joined the 25th Infantry Division in 1963 and deployed to Vietnam with the division in 1966. Colonel Bundy's last assignment was at Redstone Arsenal as the Comptroller for U.S. Army Safeguard Logistics Command. He retired from there on 28 February 1973. Upon retirement from military service, he joined Huntsville City Schools as a teacher of business courses and computer science giving him the opportunity to pursue his interest in technology and his desire to work with young people through education until his retirement in 1983.