Military Police Officer Bruce Shepherd Bardliving

Military Police Officer Bruce Shepherd Bardliving

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, August 10, 1976

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Bruce Shepherd Bardliving

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 survived by his mother. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location New Mexico

single vehicle crash

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I went through BCT at Ft Dix and MP School at Ft McClellan with Bruce. Bruce was a Stripes for Skills entry into the US Army and therefore was a Squad Leader with his own room in BCT. Bruce kinda took me and a friend Joseph Santoro under his guidance when he could. During the few breaks, the 3 of us were together. Bruce spoke highly of his Mom and how he missed her but did not miss NYC. While in MWD School at Lackland AFB Joe & I were speaking fondly of Bruce with an MP from White Sands and he informed of Bruces Death... It hit us hard. Bruce was FULL of life and glad to be serving the country. Joe has said it and I say it... We'll always remember you, Brother...

SGT Wayne F Brooks
US Army (A.D.) 980th MP Co, 38th Brig ROK (A-1-2), 546th MP Co

November 20, 2019

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