Neeson, Bruce Robert, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1969 - 1970

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kalamazoo
Last Address
Kalamazoo

Casualty Date
Jun 07, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
NCO Academy (Cadre) Fort Benning, GAInfantry Advanced NCO Course (ANCOC)4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
  1968-1968, NCO Academy (Cadre) Fort Benning, GA
  1968-1968, Infantry Advanced NCO Course (ANCOC)
  1970-1970, 11B10, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment/B Company
  1970-1970, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Vicksburg GI Killed in Vietnam A Vicksburg man, Sgt. Bruce Neeson, 20, has been killed in action in Vietnam
Neeson, who had been serving with Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st infantry, 169th light infantry Brigade. Americal Division, sustained fatal injuries during an enemy mortar attack May 29, on a night defensive position, according to a telegram received by the family.
No details of the action were included, Neesonhad been stationed in the northern part of South Vietnam.
Sent to Vietnam on March 8, he was the son of Robert Neeson Vicksburg, Route 2 and Mrs. Flossie Toepper, 1423 Royce Kalamazoo, He was born in Kalamazoo. but spent most of his life in Vicksburg.
Neeson had received several decorations in Vietnam, among them was the Purple Heart, Combat infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal the Vietanmese Campaign Ribbon and the Vietnamese Service Medal.
A 1967 graduate of Vicksburg High School where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America, Neeson worked for Simmons For prior to entering the Army on March 27, 1969.
He received basic training at Ft. Knox Ky. where he was named "most Improved Trainee" and gained an accelerated promotion as an honor graduate of his unit.
 At Ft. Benning, Ga. he was selected for noncommissioned officer school, graduated, and received a promotion to the rank of sergeant.He received his advanced NCO training at Ft, Polk, La.
Funeral arrangements by Langeland Chapel.
   
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