Bruce Edward Mielke

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
08 March 1948 - 01 August 1967
Evansville, Indiana
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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30 Jan 2001

I am in contact with your friends Dave and Randy. They were with you when you were killed. Dave has told me what happened. Both Dave and Randy fondly remember you.

You and I share a last name. I never knew you but I know that I will NEVER FORGET YOU!

01 Aug 2002

Dear Bruce,

You paid the ultimate sacrifice for your country 35 years ago today.

As I 'talk' to you each day I see that wonderful, broad smile of yours. I also hear 'Groovin' by The Rascals in my mind each day. It was your favorite song. It will forever be a link to you.

You are remembered with respect and love. I feel as if you were my 'brother'.

I know you had a part in what happened to me when The Moving Wall visited my city. I only pray that some day I understand 'why?'

With love,

01 Aug 2003

Your sacrifice is not nor ever will be forgotten.

I see your broad smile.

I am playing 'Groovin' by The Rascals as I remember you ... it is for you, Bruce.

With respect and love,

August 1, 2004

You are not forgotten, Bruce.

This is for you..... Groovin' by The Rascals

Thank you for serving. You paid the ultimate for your country.

Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if
they have ever made a difference in the world ...
but the Marines don't have that problem.

-- Ronald Reagan --


August 1, 2005

You are not forgotten.

With respect,

March 8, 2007

Remembering you on what would be your 59th birthday.
Not forgotten.


01 Aug 2007

You are not forgotten.

Patricia Mielke

From a grateful American,
Patricia Mielke
12 Melinda Lane, Easthampton, Ma 01027

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On 01 Aug 1967, during Operation PIKE, H&S Company 3/5 lost two men during a hamlet search 4 kilometers southeast of Hoi An. The men were LCpl Bruce E. Mielke and LCpl Charles G. Butler of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Jan 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009