In Memory

Alan Bruce Cecil

Specialist Five

Army of the United States
04 September 1946 - 21 September 1969
Holdenville, Oklahoma
Panel 18W Line 119      

Recon Team MOCASSIN was inserted into Laos on 21 Sep 1969 in order to conduct surveillance operations against North Vietnamese forces moving down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Shortly after insertion the team, which consisted of two US and two ARVN soldiers, was engaged by an NVA security force. SP5 Cecil and one of the ARVN troops were killed by gunshot and the US team leader was wounded. The two survivors were able to evade the NVA and were extracted after sundown, but it was not possible to recover the bodies of the two men lost.

SP5 Cecil's remains have not been recovered.


Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign




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12/10/11 08:58 PM #1    

James William (Jim) Bauer

Bruce was a member of the US Army Special Forces (Green Beret).  I still wear his POW/MIA bracelet. J Bauer

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