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is honored on Panel 29W, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Tribute to Sky Soldier

    Posted on 6/19/18 - by Michael Milton Switzer
    On behalf of those who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.

    Posted on 5/12/18 - by Dan Bullis,Sgt.Maj,USA (Ret) 301-310-3364
    Montgomery County Maryland is honoring our 130 residents killed in Vietnam in a ceremony on 21 May 2018 with a wall of names being unveiled.This is to invite friends and relatives of Richard to join us in honoring him.Please contact me for more information.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/29/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Spec r Richard Bruce,
    Thank you for your service as a Fixed Station Transmitter Repairman. 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.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 4/29/17 - by
    SP4 Richard B. Bruce was a fixed-station transmitter repairman serving with B Company, Phu Lam Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command (USASTRATCOM), 1st Signal Brigade. He worked in the antennaman group at Phu Lam High Frequency (HF) transmitter building on the western outskirts of Saigon in Gia Dinh Province, RVN. On March 18, 1969, SP4 Bruce accidentally shot himself while inside the transmitter building when he dropped his loaded M14 rifle during a practice drill. His comrades were running to the bunkers but stopped when they heard the gunshot. Bruce ran out of the building and stumbled. Two soldiers grabbed him from each side as he fell to his knees. A lieutenant requested a medivac; however, Bruce succumbed to his wound the same day. [Taken from and]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/28/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Richard Bert Bruce, 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
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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