BRUCE W WRIGHT
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HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

BRUCE WILLIAM WRIGHT

WALL NAME

BRUCE W WRIGHT

PANEL / LINE

7W/32

DATE OF BIRTH

07/06/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/01/1970

HOME OF RECORD

WEST DES MOINES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BRUCE WILLIAM WRIGHT
POSTED ON 11.6.2006
POSTED BY: J.W. Wright

WARLORDS - B Co. 123rd Avn. Bn. Americal Div.

On 1 September 1970 at grid coordinates BS 553638, an Aero Scout infantry team of six men, was inserted to check the body of a dead NVA soldier. SSG Patrick Hardy was the infantry team lead. SGT Thomas J. Perkins, Sp4 Harold Lee 'Mac' MacDonald, Sp4 Bruce W. Wright, Sp4 Frederick D. Newman and Kit Carson Scout Nguyen Van Tien made up the team. The team came under very intense enemy fire after leaving the aircraft. Sp4 Wright and Sp4 MacDonald were reported hit immediately and were out in the clearing, forward of the remainder of the team. Several attempts were made to reach the two men but intense enemy fire always drove the soldiers back to cover. Three NVA soldiers reached Sp4 Wright and dragged him into a woodline. The remainder of the team was successfully extracted. All except Sp4 Wright were accounted for when the team returned to Chu Lai.


After action eyewitness accounts said that Bruce was very much alive and fighting back hard as he was dragged into the jungle. Bruce's body was discovered on the morning of 4 September 1970 by members of the 11th LIB Americal Division.



Thank you to SSG George L. of the 11th LIB who recovered Bruce's body. He provided additional information that was not spelled out in the witness statements.
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POSTED ON 9.1.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Bruce, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
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POSTED ON 1.4.2005
POSTED BY: J.W. Wright

My brother

Bruce, there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I know you and 'Mac' are sharing a laugh together in the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
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POSTED ON 11.12.2003
POSTED BY: Christy Stoller

From the Heart

There are many ideas that I could write in this remembrance. I could write about my appreciation for Bruce, or about America's freedom, or family, or even heroism, but I don't need to. I don't need to state what can be seen by looking at Bruce's life. He died for everything that America stands for. He is a true hero. I thank you, Bruce, from the bottom of my heart. God Bless You. (Posted as a project of Gridley High School, IL)
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