Ronald Keith Bloom

Specialist Five
Army of the United States
24 February 1950 - 03 January 1969
Lakewood, Colorado
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Army Engineers

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Ronald K Bloom
Granby, CO, 1965.
Courtesy Janice Lages

The database page for Ronald Keith Bloom

12 Feb 2001


You were so young when you gave your life for our country. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.


24 Feb 2001

Happy Birthday Ron.

You would have been 51 years old this week. You still live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved you. Your spirit is strong and alive in the Rocky Mountains that you called home. I have been back there and have felt your presence.

I love you

Memorial Day, 2002


31 May 2004

Ron, it is Memorial Day 2004 and my thoughts are with you on this day. My heart aches that you died so young with so much life ahead of you that will never be. Know you are always in my heart. With love, Janice

15 Jan 2005

Ron, it has been so long but you are always in my heart.

24 Feb 2008

Thinking of you.
You are in my heart today on your birthday and always.

A memorial initiated by a friend,
Janice Germond Lages
215 Navarra Dr, Scotts Valley Ca 95066
24 August 2001

it seems just like yesterday,
that we wore the purple and white
as Panthers for Middle Park.
You were and always will be a Panther.

From your friend,
Al Jarrell
E-Mail address not available

28 Dec 2003

We miss you with all our hearts.
Love from your brother Gary and family.

30 May 2005

Thinking of you on this Memorial Day 2005.
Your brother

From his brother,
Gary Bloom

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Fifteen members of D Company, 554th Engineer Bn, died on 03 Jan 1969 when the battalion mess hall at Cu Chi was mined:
  • SP5 Ronald K. Bloom, Lakewood, CO
  • SP5 Donald W. Brown, Madison, IN
  • SP5 Moises A. Reyes, El Paso, TX
  • SP5 Michael J. Unsinn, Green Bay, WI
  • SP5 Ted A. White, Dickinson, AL
  • SP4 Paul W. Barnett, Dustin, OK
  • SP4 Glenn E. Case, Live Oak, CA
  • SP4 Joseph P. Colasurdo, Edison, NJ
  • SP4 Eldridge M. Daniels, Chicago, IL
  • SP4 Jerry Dunlap, Malvern, AR
  • SP4 Patrick C. Golliher, Granada Hills, CA
  • SP4 Dennis J. Stanley, Atascadero, CA
  • SP4 Waldon J. Swart, Spicer, MN
  • SP4 Gerhard W. Vanderford, Corinth, MS
  • SP4 Freddy T. Williams, Friona, TX
Five and a half months later, on 21 May, elements of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, and the ARVN 132nd Regional Force Company conducted a cordon and search operation of Giong Viec Hamlet located between Phuoc My and Cu Chi. ARVN soldiers promptly captured a VC squad leader who said there were 20 other VC in the hamlet. The RF Company and two platoons from Company B/1/5 made a sweep of the area, finding a number of Viet Cong dead and capturing six VC along with weapons, ammunition and equipment.

Among the POWs was a nurse who had previously worked for the 554th Engineer Battalion. The nurse was instrumental in the capture of 3 females employed at Cu Chi Base Camp who worked for the VC and were involved in the mining of the 554th Engineer Battalion mess hall.

SP5 Ronald K Bloom is remembered on the
Colorado Vietnam War Memorial.

He was buried on 13 January 1969 in Plot R-1231,
Fort Logan National Cemetery,
Denver, Colorado,
surrounded by other men of courage and integrity.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Gary Bloom

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Feb 2001
Last updated 03/01/2008