Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Automobile crash
Location: New Mexico
Military Police Officer Bruce Bardliving was killed in a vehicle single crash on Highway 70, approximately one mile east of San Augustine Pass, on the White Sands Missile Range.
He was conducting a sweep of the highway, which had been closed in preparation for a missile launch, when one of the tires on the pickup truck he was driving experienced a blow-out. The vehicle crossed the highway, struck a concrete abutment, and overturned.
MP Bardliving was assigned to the 259th Military Police Company. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery.