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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant
Service Years
1896 - 1919
NEC
110X-Unrestricted Line Officer - No Specialty Engagement
Home State
Nebraska
Lieutenant Lieutenant
Command at Sea


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
North Atlantic Ocean
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall Coordinates
SECTION PS-3 SITE 310
May 14, 1919
Service to 1919
USS Bobolink (AM-20)
USS Bobolink (AM-20)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
BM-0107-Minesweeping Boatswain's Mate
Comments
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1918 - 1919
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious ser... More
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AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Med... 
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1919
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Boatswain Mate Frank Bruce, enlisted service from 1898-1918, 20 years. Commissioned Lieutenant in 1918 and killed in action May 1919 during mine clearing operations.
1918
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
LT FRANK BRUCE, USN

Commander USS Bobolink (AM 20) Orkney Islands, North Atlantic.

Bruce entered the Navy as a Boatswain 6 February 1898 and was commissioned a Lieutenant (temporary) 1 July 1918. He c... 
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1918
Mining Operations, North Atlantic
Description
COMMINERON ONE performed 10 mining missions into the North Sea.
Memories
LT FRANK BRUCE, USN

Commander USS Bobolink (AM 20) Orkney Islands, North Atlantic.

Bruce entered the



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1918 - 1918
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Boatswain Mate Frank Bruce, enlisted service from 1898-1918, 20 years. Commissioned Lieutenant in 1918 and killed in action May 1919 during mine clearing operations.
1914
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Boatswain Mate Frank Bruce, enlisted service from 1898-1918, 20 years. Commissioned Lieutenant in 1918 and killed in action May 1919 during mine clearing operations.
1910
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Boatswain Mate Frank Bruce, enlisted service from 1898-1918, 20 years. Commissioned Lieutenant in 1918 and killed in action May 1919 during mine clearing operations.
1906
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Good Conduct Medal was initially awarded to enlisted men of the Navy who completed a second (or subsequent) enlistment of three years under Continuous Service; obtained a general average of 4.5 on... More
Comments
Boatswain Mate Frank Bruce, enlisted service from 1898-1918, 20 years. Commissioned Lieutenant in 1918 and killed in action May 1919 during mine clearing operations.
1902
Service from 1896

 
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