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  • Wall Name:JOHN R GRISARD
  • Date of Birth:3/25/1947
  • Date of Casualty:11/19/1970
  • Home of Record:LONG BRANCH
  • County of Record:MONMOUTH COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CWO
  • Panel/Line: 6W, 70
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH


  • Date of Birth:9/24/1944
  • Date of Casualty:11/19/1970
  • Home of Record:LITTLE ROCK
  • County of Record:PULASKI COUNTY
  • State:AR
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CWO
  • Panel/Line: 6W, 71
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


is honored on Panel 6W, Line 71 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A Fallen Condor

    Posted on 6/3/16
    Bruce was assigned to C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). If you are looking for more information regarding him, go to the C/2/17 Condor Alumni website and contact someone from that site. The link to the site is .
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Bruce Charles Halbach, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 7/20/12 - by Shari Kirkpatrick


  • Angel Day

    Posted on 11/19/09 - by Kathie
    On this your angel day I want you to know that you are a blessing to a countless number of people past, present, and future. And through your selfless service and courageous deeds your efforts have and will have an influence on many generations. And with all the good you did and the ultimate sacrifice you paid you truly are OUR HERO and we thank God that you lived.

    by Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC

    It is the soldier, not the reporter
    Who has given us the freedom of the press.

    It is the soldier, not the poet,
    Who has given us Freedom of speech.

    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer
    Who has given us the Freedom to demonstrate

    It is the soldier, who serves beneath the Flag,
    Who salutes the Flag,

    Whose coffin is draped by the Flag,
    Who allows the protestor to burn the Flag,

    It is the soldier, not the politician,
    Who has given his blood, his body, his life,
    Who has given us these FREEDOMS!
  • The Globe Gazette Article

    Posted on 11/14/08 - by Arnold M. Huskins
    Stacyville’s Halbach honored at ISU Vets Day Ceremony
    The Globe Gazette
    Mason City, IA
    12 Nov 2008

    AMES — Several fallen soldiers including one from Stacyville were honored during a Veterans Day observance Tuesday at Iowa State Memorial Union at Iowa State University.

    Bruce Charles Halbach, who graduated from Marian High School in Stacyville in 1967, was among the 20 former ISU students and soldiers honored.

    Halbach died in Vietnam on Nov. 19, 1970. A Gold Star plaque with his name hangs in Gold Star Hall. He has a brother, Gervin, who lives in Stacyville...

    Bruce Halbach was born Oct. 4, 1949. He attended Iowa State University for one year before returning home to work at the Stacyville Cooperative Elevator. He was drafted and left for the U.S. Army in 1969. He was trained in tank warfare and reached the rank of sergeant.

    “Bruce was very smart and the Army moved those kind of people up the ranks very quickly in the days of Vietnam,” said Gervin, who also served in Vietnam.

    While on a reconnaissance mission on Nov. 19, 1970, in Thua Thien, South Vietnam, Halbach and pilot Franklin Hamm were killed when enemy fire downed their helicopter, causing it to crash and burn. Halbach and Hamm were members of C Co., 2/17 Calvary Unit.

    Halbach’s body was recovered and returned by military escort to the North Iowa area where members from the local American Legion escorted the body back to Stacyville for the military funeral which was held on Dec. 4, 1970.
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