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Daniel Dean Bruce



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Greenwood Cemetery

Memorial in
City Park
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Born:  May 18, 1950 at Michigan City, IN

Entered Service in the US Marine Corps from Chicago, IL

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War For heroism March 01, 1969 at FSB Tomahawk, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

Died:  March 01, 1969 at the age of 18

Early in the morning Private First Class 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 two occupants, Private First Class 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. Private First Class Bruce's indomitable courage, inspiring valor and selfless devotion to duty saved the lives of three of his fellow Marines



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