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is honored on Panel 4E, Line 16 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/31/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear PFC Richard Brunke,
    Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. 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.
  • Richard J Brunke gave all he could and in return was provided much less

    Posted on 4/27/17 - by steven kirchner
    As a family member we have tried unsuccessfully to have Richie honored for his sacrifice. A Purple Heart specifically. Due to the term "friendly fire" this honor is not available according to the DOD. His mother is 94 with Alzheimer's, she may not know my name but she still knows Richie died and has not been adequately honored by our nation. We ask for support in resolving this while his mother is still alive. PLEASE let someone be our guide to resolution.
  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 4/27/17 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    Richard is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, block 11, lot 113, 10th row in from the east, 12th column in from the north.
  • PFC Richard J. Brunke, USMC

    Posted on 9/9/16 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot
    San Diego, CA
    First Battalion
    Platoon 102

    Commenced Training: 11 January 1965
    Graduated: 23 March 1965

    SGT L.J. Sims - Platoon Commander
    SGT J.F. Ray - Drill Instructor
    CPL E.M. Robinson - Drill Instructor
    CPL J.S. Ahchick - Drill Instructor

    One other member of Platoon 102 was KIA in Viet Nam.
    PFC Hughlen Henderson - Los Angeles, CA

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/10/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Richard Joseph Brunke, Served with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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