DONALD W BRUCK
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HONORED ON PANEL 40W, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

DONALD WILLIAM BRUCK

WALL NAME

DONALD W BRUCK

PANEL / LINE

40W/9

DATE OF BIRTH

01/17/1927

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DARLAC

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

YONKERS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Westchester County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

TSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD WILLIAM BRUCK
POSTED ON 9.4.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever.,...
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POSTED ON 1.17.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Technical Sergeant Donald William Bruck, Served with the 6250th Support Squadron, 6250th Combat Support Group, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 7.30.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Tch Sgt Donald Bruck,
Thank you for your service. I do not know your MOS, only that you are Air Force. like my dad. Say hi to him, his name is Sam. I also have family in Yonkers. 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 4.15.2017

Final Mission of TSGT Donald W. Bruck

On October 21, 1968, a USAF Douglas C-47D (#45-0934) transport plane belonging to the 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base was flying military personnel from Saigon to Hong Kong for R&R with a stop at Da Nang. While enroute the pilot declared an emergency, stating that the port engine had failed and that the propeller would not feather. He requested and received vectors for an emergency landing at Ban Me Thuot Airfield, but instead hit a mountainside at the 2300-foot level approximately 19 miles southwest of Ban Me Thuot in Darlac Province, RVN. A total of 23 fatalities (some news services reported 24) resulted in the crash, including a listed 11 crewmen and 10 passengers, plus two civilians. A medical helicopter spotted the wreckage three hours after the crash. More helicopters were dispatched to the scene to remove the dead. The lost crew members included pilot LTC Howard E. Van Vliet, co-pilot LTC Council L. Royal, navigators MAJ Gerald E. Burgener and MAJ Basil L. Ciriello, flight attendant TSGT Donald W. Bruck, flight engineer TSGT John D. Thomas, flight mechanic TSGT Billy R. Morris, and crewmen (unassigned positions) MSGT William P. Bowman, SSGT Eugene W. Hendricks, LTC Robert B. Richardson, and MAJ Gerald D. Ziehe. The passengers included (USAF) TSGT Arthur L. Brewer, LTC Ray E. Codding, SSGT Karl E. Kelley Jr., SSGT Bernard F. Kissell Jr., SGT Russell E. Nihill, LTC Alden W. O’Brien, SGT Ruben E. Reyes, and CAPT Gayland O. Scott; (USA) SP5 Bruce M. Miley and SFC Klaus D. R. Ruhland. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, togetherweserved.com, and “C-47 Crash! 24 Killed.” Chicago Tribune, October 22, 1968]
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POSTED ON 11.5.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Donald is buried at Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE.
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