Bruce Willie Driscoll was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/23/2018 at the age of 84.9
Charlotte, NC
Date of Birth 05/31/1933
This information was provided by Sammie Williams-obit

More detail on this person: Charlotte, NC - Lt. Col. Bruce Willie Driscoll, Ret. USMC, 84 of Charlotte, NC went to be with our Lord, April 23, 2018. He leaves a path marked by Service, Honor, Love, and Commitment. Bruce was born in Johnson, VT on May 31, 1933 to Carl E. & Muriel (Norway) Driscoll. He graduated from Peoples Academy, Morrisville, VT In 1951 and enlisted in the Vermont National Guard; thus, beginning a military career of 29 years in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. As a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, he transported officers to various sites in the Republic of Vietnam. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and following his >retirement, Bruce worked 24 more years as a principal analyst on Joint doctrines and policies, for the Department of Defense. He received many medals during his service to his country and among them were the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. Bruce is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth C Driscoll, children: Donna Focht (Jerry), Bruce Jr. (Judy), & Byron (Anita); granddaughters: Alexandra & Julianna Focht, Ava & Grace Driscoll; & siblings: Carl Driscoll, Dorothy Bliss (Larry), & Bette Kirk (Bob). Bruce was predeceased by his father, Carl E. Driscoll in 1942, his mother, Muriel Sulham in 2009, and two stepfathers: Robert Tillotson & Maurice Sulham. There will be an Honors Ceremony and burial in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Levine Cancer Institute (Carolina HealthCare Foundation) at www.GiveCarolinas.Org/C4CC or PO Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232-2861 Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 13, 2018

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery

This information was last updated 05/29/2018

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