Bruce P. Crandall
|Bruce P. Crandall|
|Born||February 17, 1933|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1953–1977|
|Battles/wars||Operation Power Pack|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Distinguished Flying Cross (4)
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (3)
Air Medal (23)
|Relations||3 children, 5 grandchildren|
|Other work||City Manager of Dunsmuir, California|
Public Works Manager of Mesa, Arizona
Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired U.S. Army officer who was born in Crandall in Olympia, Washington. He 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.
He studied at the University of Washington. After retiring from the Army he worked several jobs in different states before settling down with his wife in his home state of Washington. Crandall was married to Arlene Louise from 1956 until her death in 2010.
References[change | change source]
- Pate, Kelly (April 15, 2010). "Medal of Honor recipient receives promotion to colonel – 30 years after retirement". Retrieved September 22, 2011.
- "Medal Of Honor 2011". Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
- "Biography of Bruce P. Crandall". Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bruce P. Crandall.|
- "Bruce P.Crandall - Medal of Honor, U.S. Army". U.S. Army, army.mil. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
- Office of the Press Secretary (February 26, 2007). "President Bush Presents the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Crandall". White House.gov.
- "Interview with Bruce P Crandall". Pritzker Military Library. April 22, 2008. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
- Medal of Honor Recipients on Film