Bradley John Bourque

Private First Class
Army of the United States
04 November 1947 - 17 December 1968
Rayne, Louisiana
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Combat Infantry

National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Bradley John Bourque

16 Jul 2006

Bradley, we were best friends growing up in Rayne. Many times I think of you. Many of us went to serve our country in that time and some did not come back. You, my friend, were one who did not come back. I pray that you found rest with our LORD in heaven.

Your pal forever,
Shelton Leger

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 17 Dec 1968 a C-123K Provider from Phan Rang crashed when a fuel transfer problem resulted in engine failure. Twelve men died in the crash, and two more later died from injuries:
  • Aircrew, C-123K 54-0708, 315th Spec Ops Wing:
    • LTC Richard A. Brown, Washington, DC, 311th Spec Ops Sqdn
    • 1LT Roger H. Strout, Somerville, MA, 311th Spec Ops Sqdn
    • SSGT Jesse J. Bradshaw, Willard, NC, 309th Spec Ops Sqdn

  • Passengers:
    • CPT Richard C. Drewes, Trenton, NJ, 27th Surgical Hosp, 44th Med Bde
    • CPT John K. Hayward, Fort Myers Beach, FL, Div HHC, Americal Div
    • CPT Morton H. Singer, Flushing, NY, HHC XXIV Corps
    • 1LT John D. Krouslis, Ridgewood, NY, HHD, 37th Sig Bn, 1 Sig Bde
    • 1LT John A. Blanco, Palatine, IL, HHC, 7th PsyOps Bn, 4th PsyOps Grp
    • CWO John P. Koob, Lake Hiawatha, NJ, 295th Ordnance Co
    • SSG Wallace F. Simpkin, Alamogordo, NM, D Co, 40th Sig Bn, 1 Sig Bde
    • SGT Ramon Castro-Morales, Santurce, PR, HHC, 23rd S&T Bn, Americal Div
    • SP4 Dennis G. Benson, Manchaug, MA, 588th Maint Co (DoI 12/23/1968)
    • PFC Bradley J. Bourque, Rayne, LA, HHC Americal Division
    • Pvt George W. Brown, USMC, New York, NY, MASS-3 (DoI 01/13/1969)

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a childhood friend,
Shelton Leger

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 16 Jul 2006
Last updated 07/18/2006