Private First Class Daniel D. Bruce

Private First Class Daniel D. Bruce (HM1GSV)

Location: Michigan City, IN 46360 LaPorte County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 43.407', W 86° 54.436'

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United States Marine Corps



Rank and Organization: Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Place and Date: Fire Support Base Tomahawk, Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. 1 March 1969. Entered Service at: Chicago, Ill. Born: 18 May 1950, Michigan City, Ind.



Citation: 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 3d Battalion, against the enemy. Early in the morning Pfc. Bruce was on watch in his night defensive position at Fire Support Base Tomahawk when he heard movements ahead of him. An enemy explosive 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 2 occupants, Pfc. 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. Pfc. Bruce indomitable courage, inspiring valor and selfless devotion to duty saved the lives of 3 of his fellow Marines and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.



Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by the President of the United States; Richard M. Nixon on February 16, 1971.



Interred in Greenwood Cemetery Michigan City, Indiana
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HM NumberHM1GSV
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 507713 N 4619076
Decimal Degrees41.72345000, -86.90726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 43.407', W 86° 54.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 43' 24.42" N, 86° 54' 26.16" W
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Area Code(s)219
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-55 Park Exit Rd, Michigan City IN 46360, US
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