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Bruce P. Crandall

Major Bruce P. Crandall (1965), Medal of Honor recipient
Personal information
NameBruce Perry Crandall
Nickname"Snake", "Snakeshit"
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1953-1977
Battles/warsVietnam War
*Battle of Ia Drang
AwardsMedal of Honor
Distinguished Flying Cross (4)
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Other workCity Manager, Dunsmuir, California
Public Works Manager, Mesa, Arizona

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Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired U.S. Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions.

After retiring from the Army he worked several jobs in different states before settling down with his wife in his home state of Washington.

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