Demata, Bruno Walter, SN

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Last Rank
Seaman
Last Primary NEC
SN-0000-Seaman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Primary Unit
1967-1969, SN-0000, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)/LCU-1500
Service Years
1967 - 1969
SN-Seaman

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Home Country
Italy
Italy
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Milwaukee, WI
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Park View Cemetery - Manteca, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
31W 083

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Last Known Activity
While operating near Cua-Viet, Vietnam 28 February 1968, LCU 1500 took a direct hit on the port side of the conn, killing the radioman instantly and injuring eight others. Almost one year later to the day tragedy struck again. While loading ammunition at Bridge Ramp, Da Nang, Vietnam , 27 February 1969, an enemy rocket hit the nearly loaded craft and killed thirteen ACU-1 sailors. Seven sailors on the barge YFU-78 and three sailors working on the ramp also died in the attack for a total of 23 sailors killed in action. The craft was severely damaged and had to be stricken from the Navy list. 

After the tragedy, ACU-1 held a memorial on 14 March 1969, for the sailors who lost their lives. Every year since 1969, Assault Craft Unit one has held a memorial service to honor and remember the 14 LCU 1500 sailors killed in action. Former shipmates, friends and relatives have attended each year in tribute.

CREW of LCU-1500 KILLED IN ACTION in VIETNAM

28 February 1968
RMSN K. L. Cook

27 February 1969
BMC Donald J. Fisher 
EN1 Bert E. Burton
EM1 Cecil F. Bush 
CS2 Marvin D. Avery
RM2 David W. Hawryshko
QM3 Earnest J. Buckelew
GMG3 Ronald J. Gebbie
BM3 Donald M. Horton 
BM3 Ronald P. Yuhas 
FN Joseph F. Burinda
SN Bruno W. Demata
SN Craig E. Swagler
FN Charles A. Tavares
   
Comments/Citation

I haven't forgotten you, my brother

Posted on 9/30/07 - by Maria R. D'Arrigo Demata darrigom@yahoo.com
Thank you to those who have remembered by brother Bruno. He was a wonderful brother and we were very close. When he died a part of me went with him. I miss him dearly and cannot wait to see him again in Paradise. 
I love you Bruno! Your sister Maria
   

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