-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)

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 February 1951
  • Date of death: 8 June 1970
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Middle Panel
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