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Bruce Allan Timmons
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1947
Fort Lauderdale
Broward County
Florida, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1966
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

In Memory of ...... RM3 Bruce Allan Timmons.
*** Radioman Third Class Timmons was a member of Coastal Squadron 1 Pacific Division 102, U.S. Navy. On November 15, 1966, he was drowned when his swift boat overturned in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.


You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!


BRUCE ALLAN TIMMONS - Navy - RM3 - E4
Age: 19
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Jul 20, 1947
From: FT LAUDERDALE, FL
Religion: PROTESTANT
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father, Joseph Nathaniel Timmons, Born 1912 and Died 1970 (FAG # 100027143) and Mother, Ruth Ellen Timmons, Born 1913 and Died 1991 (FAG # 100027145), both from Florida.

***** Bruce and I were buddies from the 7th grade. We lived west of Pompano Beach, Fla and we were always swimming in the canals by our homes. I don't know how many times I would have to go and "save" Bruce and drag him back to shore. Bruce couldn't swim. He was a very tender hearted kid and would have made a fine man.
Keith Marshall
Childhood friend
perkins , ok


Length of service 1 years
Casualty was on Nov 15, 1966
In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
DROWNED, SUFFOCATED

Body was not recovered
Panel 12E - Line 77


REMARKS:
CRAFT OVERTURNED SUBJ DROWNED

CACCF/GROUND CASUALTY/DROWNED SUFFOCATED/QUANG NAM
Library of Congress Files; South Vietnam, pre-1975: CHANGE OF CATEGORY FORM "DEAD (BNR)" TO "REMAINS NONRECOVERABLE"; ASGRO Board of Review. Subject: Killed; Hue River; Huong Dien District; THUA THIEN-HUE



On 15 Nov 1966, PCF-77 was at sea with seven men aboard:
LTJG David G. Wilbourne, Officer-in-Charge
BM1 Alma Twichell
EN2 O'Neal
GMG Hodson
BM3 Harry Giles Brock
RM3 Bruce Allan Timmons
MRC Willy Scott Baker, passenger


As the boat was in the approaches to the mouth of the Hue River, reportedly searching for a crewman washed overboard from PCF-21 during a monsoon storm, it was overtaken by a 30' wave which flipped her bow-down, stern-up and sank her immediately.

Three men who were below deck were trapped and lost at sea.

The bodies of two men, Chief Petty Officer Baker and Petty Officer 3rd Class Brock, were recovered.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Timmons' body was not.

Several days later, when divers attempted to locate the wreckage

The boat had been ripped apart by the sea, the sandy bottom and during the course of the storm had been torn and shredded into small, unrecognizable pieces.



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Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Record added: Nov 12, 2010
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