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

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 buried in Long Island National Cemetery.


  • 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 worked with Bruce in the Traffic Section in support of missions. On the day of his death I was working on an internal block. I have fond memories of working with him. After all this time I have not forgotten him... Rest easy, job well done...

SP4 Jon Davis
259th MP Co, WSMR, NM

April 22, 2018

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