-Bruce William Blakely
-His tour began on March 3, 1970
-Died at the age of 19 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam
-Cause of Death: Hostile, Ground Casualty, Gun, Small Arms Fire
-1st Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III MAF

-Pfc Blakely’s death resulted from an accident of war. As his 1st Platoon squad moved toward its night ambush site it was detected by a 3rd Platoon squad which had already established an ambush – and which opened fire on Blakely’s squad. Blakely was killed and one other 1st Platoon Marine was wounded in the incident.
-Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on June 20, 1970 (Section C, Site 7384)

More Images

Click a thumbnail below to view at full size.

Submit more information on this veteran →