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A special place for families and friends to pay tribute to our servicemen and women
Open to all members of Writing.Com, to post your tributes to the servicemen and women, past and present, who have given so much to keep our country free!

This folder is the place where you can enter a Tribute to our servicemen and women, those veterans in our families, those serving today, those who have given their lives in defense of our country. Thank you for sharing!

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HONORARY MEMBERSHIP IN THE VETERANS GROUP
USN-PC3/USAF TSG MICHAEL J. BLAYLOCK (nuda-yonv)
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A TRIBUTE -
Nathan B. Bruckenthal
July 17, 1979(1979-07-17) – April 24, 2004(2004-04-24) (aged 24)

Damage Controlman Third Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, USCG
Place of birth Stony Brook, New York
Place of death Near Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal, Northern Persian Gulf
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Coast Guard
Years of service 1999 - 2004
Rank Petty Officer Third Class
Unit TACLET South, LEDET 403,
assigned to the USS Firebolt (PC-10)
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards Bronze Star with Valor
Purple Heart

Nathan B. "Nate" Bruckenthal (July 17, 1979 - April 24, 2004) was a Damage Controlman Third Class in the United States Coast Guard. He was the first Coast Guardsman to die in wartime action since the Vietnam War. Bruckenthal died along with two U.S. Navy sailors intercepting a waterborne suicide attack on the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal off the coast of Iraq in the northern Persian Gulf. Bruckenthal was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and the Purple Heart for his actions.
Submitted by McAlhany (4)
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 DAY IS DONE  (ASR)
Written for John McLain, who fought a gallant battle in Korea and with cancer
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