Helicopter pilot in Air Force in Vietnam. Poor Mike he suffered from what we call "Survivor Guilt". All thirteen of his buddies were killed when their helicopter was shot down in Vietnam. Mike was the only survivor, but it scarred him for the rest of his life. He suffered with addictions and helped many a suffering alcoholic/addict in the Texas Department Criminal Justice-ID. Mike was my supervisor-Senior Counselor-at the Central unit in Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas. The causalities continue to mount up for that "evil" war. God, I miss you so much still!You are gone but not forgotten. I will keep your memory alive! Your friend, Sally
Mike McBurnette was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Thirteen of his buddies died when their helicopter was shot down. He suffered from "survivor guilt" for twenty years. He suffered from alcoholism and overeating and nicotine addiction. Mac helped a lot of suffering alcoholics and addicts to begin recovery, in the TDCJ-ID Central unit in Sugar Land, TX. He was loved by many! He worked for the prison system, and helped start a group at the Jester II unit for veterans. God, I miss him! Mac worked as Senior Counselor, for SATP department, for the prison system at the Central unit from April 1, 1985 to Oct. 28, 1994. Promoted to Regional Director of SATP, where he worked tirelessly up until his suicide on Jan. 15, 1995.