Daniel D. Bruce
Born: May 18, 1950 Michigan City, Indiana
Died: Mar. 1, 1969 Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam
Medal of Honor
Purple Heart,  National Defence Service Medal,
 Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star,  Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

The President of the United States
in the name of  the Congress
takes pride in presenting posthumously the

MEDAL OF HONOR

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DANIEL DEAN BRUCE
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

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, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division, against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. Early on the morning of 1 March 1969, Private First Class Bruce was on watch in his night defensive position at Fire Support Base Tomahawk in Quang Nam Province 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 attempting to carry it from the vicinity of the entrenched Marines. Private First Class Bruce's indomitable courage, inspiring valor and selfless devotion to duty saved the lives of three of his fellow Marines and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Signed: Richard M. Nixon         Date: Feb. 16, 1971


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