DANIEL D BRUCE
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HONORED ON PANEL 31W, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

DANIEL DEAN BRUCE

WALL NAME

DANIEL D BRUCE

PANEL / LINE

31W/99

DATE OF BIRTH

05/18/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BEVERLY SHORES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Porter County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DANIEL DEAN BRUCE
POSTED ON 5.24.2019
POSTED BY: Carole Bellacera

An Inspiration

Danny was my penpal when I was 16. I didn’t realize his ultimate sacrifice until many years later. His memory inspired me to write my novel, INCENSE & PEPPERMINTS.
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POSTED ON 9.24.2018
POSTED BY: Michael J Krawczyk

MOH

Private First Class Daniel D. Bruce
United States Marine Corps

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Mortar Man with Headquarters and Service Company, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division, against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. Early on the morning of 1 March 1969, Private First Class Bruce was on watch in his night defensive position at the Fire Base Tomahawk in Quang Nam Province when he heard movements ahead of him. An enemy exposive 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 to 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.

Richard M. Nixon
President of the United States

Daniel D. Bruce, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam in March 1969, was born 18 May 1950, in Michigan City, Indiana, where he attended Garfield Grammar School, Barker Jr. High School, and Elston Sr. High School.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in Chicago, Illinois, 20 May 1968, and was discharged to enlist in the regular Marine Corps on 17 July 1968.

Upon completion of recruit training with the 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, in September 1968, he was transferred to the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. He completed individual combat training with Company U, 3d Battalion, 2d Infantry Training Regiment in November, and basic infantry training with Weapons Company, Basic Infantry Training Battalion, 2d Infantry Training Regiment in December.

On 1 January 1969, he was promoted to private first class, and later that month was ordered to the Republic of Vietnam. He was assigned duty as anti-tank assault man with Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. While participating in combat at Fire Support Base Tomahawk, Quang Nam Province, on 1 March 1969, he was killed in action.

A complete list of his medals and decorations includes: the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
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POSTED ON 10.14.2017
POSTED BY: Jon Bruce US Marine 68-74

Thinking of you today Brother

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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POSTED ON 7.29.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

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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POSTED ON 4.28.2017
POSTED BY: Danny Lane

Trying to Reach Daniel's Family

Trying to Reach Daniel's Family
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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