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Name: 2LT Bruce Horace Eaton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/03/1967 while performing the duty of Co-pilot.
Age at death: 23.6
Date of Birth: 11/10/1943
Home City: San Gabriel, CA
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-165
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 22E-119
Aircraft: CH-46A tail number 152532
Service number: 095598
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Bruce and I swapped helicopters at lunch and when they crashed we returned to the crash site. Our Crew Chief and I were able to extract Bruce and John S Roederer, the Aircraft Commander from the wreckage and took them to the morgue.

Bruce and I were both Co-Pilots with Aircraft Commanders that had come to Vietnam with the squadron when it was deployed there. Bruce and I were additions to the squadron about four (4) months before these original pilots were to return home.

From: John C. Jones

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
This record was last updated on 06/30/2013

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