Saunders, Bruce, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1968 - 1969


Second Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
New York

Casualty Date
May 15, 1969
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 021

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment101st Airborne Division
  1969-1969, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment
  1969-1969, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In early May 1969 Fire Support Base Airborne was manned by three artillery batteries protected by elements of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry.

On the night of 12/13 May, the base was attacked by the 6th NVA Regiment supported by 46 men from the K-12 Sapper Battalion. The bloody fight which followed left 27 Americans dead and at least 61 wounded.  Lt. Saunders was one of the men killed in this action.

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