Bardon, Bruce Harold


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 82C – Field Artillery Surveyor

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Forward Observer attached to C Troop, 1/11 ACR

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 16-Jan-1950

Hometown: Quincy, Illinois

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 7-Aug-1969

Start of tour: 2-Feb-1970

Incident date: 26-Apr-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Apr-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Bruce Harold Bardon was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Received hostile mortar attack.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Bruce Harold Bardon
PFC Ernest Leroy Thorson

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 437 767

Place of interment: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 056 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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