|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1983|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 2005, Iraq|
Cpl. Travis R. Bruce of Rochester, Minnesota was a 2002 gradaute of Mayo High School and joined the Army soon after. He had been in the first wave of coalition forces who entered the region in March 2003 and served a one year tour, mostly in Kuwait. He left around Valentines Day for his second tour in Iraq. He loved to fish when he was young, and he once brought home his catch to watch them swim in the bathtub. Travis was very soft-spoken and mild-mannered. Before he went in the military he was a young boy, but in the military he became a man. He knew himself, knew his capabilities and was really coming to terms with the important role he played. He came from a family of military police officers. His father, Kenneth Bruce had recently retired after 25 years in the Army, and his great-uncle and grandfather were also Military Policemen. Bruce had hoped to return to the United States in a month to begin training with police dogs in Texas. He intended to be a police officer or military recruiter after his active duty ended. Travis was a man who wanted to prove he could do anything and what he wanted to do was serve his country. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart and was promoted to corporal. He became the 20th Minnesotan killed in the Middle East since the war in Iraq began and was buried with full military honors. Travis who was a military policeman, was killed by a rocket propelled grenade while on patrol at age 22.
170th Military Police Company
504th Military Police Battalion
Fort Lewis, Washington
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: May 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14405764
Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for our country. God Bless you and your family.|
Added: May. 16, 2016
CPL. U.S. Army. 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion. Bronze Star Medal. Purple Heart. My respects to you Sir.|
Added: Mar. 23, 2016
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