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Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.)

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
1. Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) Marker
Inscription.
Commemorative Air Force
Arizona Military Aviation
Walk of Honor
Proudly Recognizes
Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.)
1933 —
Colonel Bruce Crandall served two tours in Vietnam as a Army helicopter pilot, leading over 900 combat operations as commanding officer of his units, including the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, during which he saved more than 70 wounded soldiers and provided ammunition critical to the survival of 450 U.S. ground troops. For his gallantry he received the Medal of Honor. E retired from the Army in 1977 as a Lieutenant Colonel, later promoted full Colonel. In 2001 Crandall was an aviation consultant on the movie “We Were Soldiers” about the Ia Drang Valley battle in which he participated.     February 2013
 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 33° 27.154′ N, 111° 44.123′ W. Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Greenfield Road and E. McKellips Road, on the right when traveling north on N. Greenfield Road. Touch for map. Located at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
2. Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR (here, next to this marker); 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O’Neill (here, next to this marker); Dr. S. Harry Robertson III (here, next to this marker); Major Gen Carl G. Schneider, USAF (Ret) (here, next to this marker); Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) (here, next to this marker); General Seth Jefferson McKee, USAF (Ret.) (here, next to this marker); Barrett Tillman (here, next to this marker); Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret) (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Commemorative Air Force Museum. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Bruce P. Crandall on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam
 
Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
3. Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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