DAVID C BRUGGEMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 2W, LINE 126 OF THE WALL

DAVID CHARLES BRUGGEMAN

WALL NAME

DAVID C BRUGGEMAN

PANEL / LINE

2W/126

DATE OF BIRTH

05/01/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/01/1972

HOME OF RECORD

PITTSBURGH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Allegheny County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DAVID CHARLES BRUGGEMAN
POSTED ON 8.9.2023
POSTED BY: Tom Muldoon

Max Hastings Book

Max Hastings incredible book brought me here. The book, which recalls the plight of so many young soldiers, describes the heroic circumstances of LT Bruggeman’s death. Extraordinarily sad to think of lives he and so many others could have lead. Rest in Peace.
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POSTED ON 10.1.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 9.4.2019
POSTED BY: Jack Freiwald

Remembering a Graduate of the Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1964

David and I attended high school together at Thomas Jefferson High School, Clairton, Pa and had many classes together during those four years. David was a great drummer in the high school marching band and orchestra. David made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country as a Marine. Rest in Peace my friend as you have not been forgotten over the many years by your many classmates at TJ. Jack Freiwald
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POSTED ON 7.30.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt David Bruggeman,
Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Officer. 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 5.13.2016

Final Mission of 1LT David C. Bruggeman

Silver Star Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant David C. Bruggeman, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Sub Unit ONE, First Air and Naval Gunfire Company, during operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 1 April 1972, First Lieutenant Bruggeman was located at Outpost Alfa Two as a Naval Gunfire Spotter in support of the Third Army of the Republic of Vietnam Division. For the preceding forty-eight hours, the outpost had been subjected to a heavy and continuous barrage of enemy fire and was in imminent danger of being overrun by large formations of enemy forces. During the fierce attacks, First Lieutenant Bruggeman remained in the exposed observation tower and continued to direct fire against the advancing enemy until forced to prepare his team for emergency helicopter evacuation. When one member of his team was unable to locate his helmet and flak jacket, First Lieutenant Bruggeman unhesitatingly placed his own jacket and helmet on the Marine, thus exposing himself to great danger from the incoming fire. Mortally wounded by a flurry of enemy fire while directing the final approach of the rescue helicopter, First Lieutenant Bruggeman, by his extraordinary courage and selflessness, was directly instrumental in saving he lives of several Marines. His heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. [Taken from 1LT Bruggeman’s Silver Star citation]
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