Written to me by our army friend, Peter Adams
He was such a quiet guy I doubt that any of his friends of his later live could have conceived that he was a flight leader who led at least 100 combat air assaults as "CHALK#1". On one occaision he led the flight that inserted our infantry to recover yours truly (ME). Some unpleasant people had messed up my helicopter and were trying hard to ruin my day. It was a "HOT" LZ but Bruce lead'em in. Any number of times I flew up the flanks of Bruce's formation and saw his flight of five aircraft surrounded by smoke and green tracers arking out from the tree line as his ships disgorged infantry and then were gone.
Sent by pengelking on 13/12/2012
A friend is the way to describe Bruce.His friends be they from grade school,"THE TEXANS from high school,the fun bunch from Cedarburg,or the new friends in Pinehurst were always very important to him.I always thought that Bruce's favorite time at family gatherings was when the adults went to bed.He would stay up all night talking with the youmger members.He always treated them as his friend an equal.I was proud and lucky to have been his brother-in-law but"FRIEND".
Sent by Rod Hyland on 20/05/2010
Bruce was a very special guy. We will never forget our trip to Pinehurst with Rod and Donna. He made us feel like family. He always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eyes, a drink in his hand and a great story to tell. We feel very fortunate to have known Bruce, and we will never forget all the great times we had with him and Pat. Sorry we can't be there this weekend, but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Annette and Bruce LaClair
Sent by Bruce and Annette LaClair on 19/05/2010