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CALVIN EUGENE ALEXANDER

  • Wall Name:CALVIN E ALEXANDER
  • Date of Birth:4/19/1935
  • Date of Casualty:3/1/1969
  • Home of Record:NEWARK
  • County of Record:ESSEX COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line:31W, 99
  • Casualty Province:KHANH HOA

THOMAS LEE BURTON

  • Wall Name:THOMAS L BURTON
  • Date of Birth:2/27/1944
  • Date of Casualty:3/1/1969
  • Home of Record:OKLAHOMA CITY
  • County of Record:OKLAHOMA COUNTY
  • State:OK
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Line:31W, 99
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

DANIEL DEAN BRUCE


is honored on Panel 31W, Line 99 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thinking of you today Brother

    Posted on 10/14/17 - by Jon Bruce US Marine 68-74 duran50@yahoo.com
    As I scroll thru these wall postings of you and our other Brothers I was thinking what a great man you are. We turned 67 in May you never had the chances I had to live here that long but I know you are in a better place and we will meet someday in Heaven. Your Family is growing up fast your Daughter and Grand-daughters are Beautiful Women you canbe proud of. Because of you our friendship has grown. One of my Friends a Marine died this month from Agent Orange he would have been 67 like us Mike Brown you have probably meant him by now if not when you do tell him Semper fi from me Brother. We are fillng Heaven with old Marines and I'm sure you knew alot of them and they are welcomed there. Save a place for me and God Bless you and your Family. I know they miss you! Semper fi, Jon
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/29/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear PFC Daniel Bruce,
    Thank you for your service as an Antitank Assaultman. Thank you for the lives you saved. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Trying to Reach Daniel's Family

    Posted on 4/28/17 - by Danny Lane dannylanewv@gmail.com
    I am Danny Lane, I was in Vietnam with Daniel and there the night sadly died saving other Marines. I have a book coming out early next year named "Some Gave it All' Through the Fire. I have written about Daniel in my book and what happened that night. I want to do a dedication to him and other Marines in the book. I want permission from a family member to use his picture and bio. Please contact me at 304-638-8235 or email DannyLaneWv@Gmail.com

    Thank you,
    Danny Lane

    You can Google me. or go to DannyLane.Com
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  • Medal of Honor

    Posted on 3/1/17 - by A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969
    Daniel Dean Bruce
    Date of birth: May 18, 1950
    Date of death: March 1, 1969
    Burial location: Michigan City, Indiana
    Place of Birth: Indiana, Michigan City
    Home of record: Chicago Illinois
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Medal of Honor

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Private First Class Daniel Dean Bruce (MCSN: 2485891), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 1 March 1969, while serving as a mortar man with Headquarters and Service Company Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, against the enemy at First Support Base Tomahawk, Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. Early in the morning Private First Class Bruce was on watch in his night defensive position at fire support base tomahawk when he heard movements ahead of him. An enemy explosive charge was thrown toward his position and he reacted instantly, catching the device and shouting to alert his companions. Realizing the danger to the adjacent position with its two occupants, Private First Class Bruce held the device to his body and attempted to carry it from the vicinity of the entrenched Marines. As he moved away, the charge detonated and he absorbed the full force of the explosion. Private First Class Bruce's indomitable courage, inspiring valor and selfless devotion to duty saved the lives of three of his fellow Marines and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

    Action Date: 1-Mar-69

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Private First Class

    Company: Headquarters & Service Company

    Battalion: 3d Battalion

    Regiment: 5th Marines

    Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 4/4/16 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Danny.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.