Richard Craig Bram

First Sergeant
VMA-225, MAG 12, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
25 November 1935 - 21 January 1975
Cleves, Ohio
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Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Richard Craig Bram

20 Jan 2002

The "Moving Wall" was at Cincinnati State College in the summer of 2000. A special recognition was made at the opening ceremonies on July 8th, the 35th anniversary of Craig's disappearance.

Craig, you are not forgotten.

From a friend who wears his MIA Bracelet,
Judy Keeney

5 Jul 2004

Thank you for all of those who remember my grandfather.

From his granddaughter,
Cherish Bram

23 Jan 2005

I love my family very much, and even though I never got to meet my grandfather just the thought of knowing what he did for our wonderful nation makes me love him all together.

From a granddaughter,
Amanda Bram
1421 W. Alex Bell Rd, Centerville, Oh 45459

14 Jul 2006

Dear Richard Craig Bram,
Thank You for your service to the United States of America.
Your sacrifice has made this an even greater nation.
My husband, Louis Steven Redden, also served in Vietnam but he
was lucky and got to come home. I am so sorry that you did not.
You are not forgotten. You honor us.

May you Rest In Peace.

Love from your wife's cousin,
Deborah Aull-Redden
Independence, Ky 41051

09 Aug 2006


by his daughter,
Mary Kimberly Bram-Thomas

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Marine Aircraft Group 12 (MAG-12) was established at Chu Lai at the end of June 1965 with VMA-225, VMA-311, and VMA-214 (all with A-4 aircraft) assigned.

On 08 July 1965 then-Staff Sergeant Bram and Gunnery Sergeant Dingwall left Chu Lai Air Base for a hike in the surrounding countryside. They were last seen in a local hamlet.

Later on 08 July local South Vietnamese police reported that the Viet Cong had captured and killed two Americans and then buried their bodies. This report led to a muster of the unit and the discovery that Sergeants Bram and Dingwall were missing. A search of the area in which they were last seen produced hearsay information that the two had been captured, but there was conflicting information on what happened afterwards.

The two men were declared missing and were carried in that status for a decade. The Secretary of the Navy approved Presumptive Findings of Death for Sergeant Bram on 21 January 1975 and for Sergeant Dingwall on 19 September 1978.

Their remains have not been recovered.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his granddaughter,
Cherish Bram

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 Jan 2002
Last updated 08/16/2006