Lawrence, Bruce Edward, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1115R, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1965 - 1968

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Cam Ranh AB

Casualty Date
Jul 05, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Raubsville Cemetery - Raubsville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
53W 021

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, American Battle Monuments Commission

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
3615th Pilot Training Wing557th Tactical Fighter Squadron12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1965-1966, 1115R, 3615th Pilot Training Wing
  1968-1968, 1115R, 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1968, 1115R, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1968 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Rutgers University
  1961-1965, Rutgers University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-37 Tweety  F-4 Phantom  
  1965-1966, T-37 Tweety
  1966-1968, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

   On July 5, 1968, Major Edward D. Silver, pilot and 1Lt.. Bruce E. Lawrence, co-pilot were the crew of an F-4C aircraft that was on a night armed reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. The aircraft was hit by hostile anti-aircraft fire.  Their wingman observed their aircraft turn into a large fireball with streaks of fire trailing out of the bottom, followed by a second smaller explosion.  Their were no parachutes observed and no beepers heard.  Intense hostile ground fire prevented a daylight search of the area.  Both airman were declared Missing In Action.
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