Major Bruce P. Crandall Photo Slideshow

By army.milFebruary 7, 2007

Bruce leads the 5th Engineer Battalion on parade at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, circa 1971.
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Unidentified Navy cadet and date with Bruce and Arlene in New Orleans, LA 1956.
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Major Crandall's UH-1D helicopter climbs skyward after discharging a load of infantrymen on a search and destroy mission.
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Bruce official military photo while serving in Vietnam, 1965.
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Bruce receives the Helicopter Heroism Award at the Aviation Space Writers Association, Las Vegas NV 1967.
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A painting of LZ X-Ray by Sid Cowen.
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Bruce leading a formation of UH-1 helicopters from Alpha Company 229th Aviation Regiment just prior to takeoff in Vietnam, circa 1966.
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Bruce pictured in Vietnam in 1966.
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This serpent is painted on the door of Bruce's UH-1 helicopter.  Such images enabled fellow pilots and ground commanders to identify pilots by their distinctive call signs and door markings.  Bruce was called Ancient Serpent Six.
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Bruce's command photo taken at Fort Leonard Wood, MO in 1971 as the 5th Engineer Battalion Commander.
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Bruce poses in front of his medal display case to support a local newspaper story running on the premiere of the movie, "We Were Soldiers."
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Bruce and Arlene's wedding in Kent, WA on March 31, 1956.
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Bruce and Arlene's wedding in Kent, WA on March 31, 1956.
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Bruce and Arlene's 50th wedding anniversary, March 31, 2006.
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UH-1 Hueys on the set of "We Were Soldiers."
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Bruce with actor Greg Kinnear on the set of "We Were Soldiers." Kinnear portrays Bruce's actions at Ia Drang in the film.
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Bruce flies a rescue mission in Vietnam with fellow Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Freeman.  The only time the two pilots and friends flew together, they rescued Freeman's co-pilot, Frank Moreno, who had crashed.
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Bruce poses next to captured Chinese-made anti-aircraft weapon while on duty in Vietnam, 1966.
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Bruce and Arlene living in Tripoli, Libya, near Wheelus AFB.  Crandall's first overseas flying assignment was to Wheelus AFB mapping the desert for two years flying YU-1 Otter, L-20 Beaver, L-19 Birddog and H-23 Raven aircraft as an instructor pilot and unit test pilot.
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Bruce shares a kiss with his pet miniature leopard, Nit Noi, in Bangkok, Thailand, 1970.
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Bruce as a new aviator enjoys a laugh lifting two lady friends, circa 1956.
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Bruce on leave from Officer Candidate School in 1955.
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Discussing a planned combat mission at a US base camp, Vietnam, 1966.
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The venerable UH-1 Huey sits in a rice paddy between combat flights, Vietnam, 1966.
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Bruce meets with Infantry officers discussing on-going combat activities in Vietnam, 1966.
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