Ugelstad, Bruce Allen


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 13-Sep-1948

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 19-Nov-1969

Start of tour: 11-Nov-1968

Incident date: 15-Aug-1969

Date of casualty: 28-Oct-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Bruce Allen Ugelstad died as a result of wounds received while driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Driver of Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance in force mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight. Individual admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 15 Aug 1969 at 2300 hrs and placed on Serious Injured (SI) list on 16 Aug 1969 at 0500 hrs.  (Individual was eventually transferred to Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois, where he expired on 28 Oct 1969. Incident occurred on 15 Aug 1969. )

Two Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 John Carl Rodgers
SP4 Bruce Allen Ugelstad

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 730 080

Place of interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 16W 001 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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