Claude Bruce LandisSergeant
D CO, 1ST BN, 28TH INF RGT, 1 INF DIV
Army of the United States
04 October 1948 - 26 October 1969
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The database page for Claude Bruce Landis
Taken from us much too soon.
A memorial from his cousin.
E-mail address is not available.
I was in the immediate area when this happened although I did not witness it personally. Landis was a good and kind person and I have all good memories of him. He was my squad leader.
From a friend.
Bruce was my uncle, though I wasn't born for 6 more years after his death. His death still saddens my father, his brother. October is a tough month for my dad. Though I can't understand the pain of losing a sibling, I can sympathize with the anger one feels when you lose someone who was fighting for a noble cause, freedom, but then the loss is greatened when the American people criticized the war and returning vets.
My brother and I recently attended a Memorial held at our old high school, which is where Butch also went, years before us. The school held a memorial for veterans from Perry County. The Historian's Club built a monument and gave out medals of honor, along with a framed rubbing of our uncle's name from the Wall. It was a nice ceremony. And although they acknowledged that for some, it was too little, too late, it was still nice to see that someone cared, 30 years later. This opportunity got us thinking about people out there that may have known our uncle. Since our family is small, and those still surviving don't talk about Butch, it's hard for us to know our lost uncle. We've recently been contacted by two gentlemen who were near my uncle when he was killed, and it's nice to hear things about him. Not everyone has the luxury of hearing of their loved ones' last moments.
Thank you to all of the vets who served in Viet Nam, and to those that never came back alive. May war end, so we don't have to endure this pain.
From his niece,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 9 Nov 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009