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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 57 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Newspaper Article

    Posted on 9/10/15 - by M. King
    R.I.P. Bruce
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/20/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Bruce James Henrich, 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
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/18/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/11/12
    (Photo Credit: his sister Hildie Tingley) Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • East Detroit Marine Dies in Viet Nam

    Posted on 9/27/11 - by Lisa Lark

    An 18-year old East Detroit Marine is the first Macomb County resident to die in the Viet Nam conflict.
    Pfc. Bruce J. Henrich, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Henrich, 24744 Hayes, was killed by “undetermined fragments in the chest”.
    Before his death, he wrote his mother she “would not believe what I have seen” since his arrival in Viet Nam last May.
    Henrich was killed during heavy fighting on the Van Tuong Peninsula in Viet Nam.
    Henrich left East Detroit High School after the 10th grade to join the Marines last November.
    His mother said he planned to make the Marines a career “until he went to Viet Nam. Then, he just wanted to come home.
    “He was too young to know what fighting is all about.”
    A brother, Cpl. Patrick Henrich, 21, is stationed near Yuma, Ariz.
    His father is an employee at the Chrysler Corp. Lynch road plant.
    Bruce is also survived by a brother, Charles, 23, a sister, Loretta, 16, and three stepsisters, Hilegarde, 10, Dea, 3, and Jacqueline, 20 months.

    The Macomb Daily, Aug. 23, 1965, front page
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