RICHARD B BRUCE
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HONORED ON PANEL 29W, LINE 68 OF THE WALL

RICHARD BERT BRUCE

WALL NAME

RICHARD B BRUCE

PANEL / LINE

29W/68

DATE OF BIRTH

06/30/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/18/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SILVER SPRING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD BERT BRUCE
POSTED ON 6.19.2018
POSTED BY: Michael Milton Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

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.
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POSTED ON 5.12.2018
POSTED BY: Dan Bullis,Sgt.Maj,USA (Ret) 301-310-3364

HONOR AND GRATITUDE

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.
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POSTED ON 7.29.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

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.
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POSTED ON 4.29.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

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 coffeltdatabase.org and phulam.com]
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POSTED ON 1.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

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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