July 2, 1942 - Sept. 7, 2013
A Patriot to God, Family, and Country was called home by his Heavenly Father. As a man of God he was ready to return home. As a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather he trusted, he gave all of his love and wisdom to those he left here to carry forward in this life. As a solider in the US Army he gave three tours to the Vietnam War and was deeply hurt by the home coming reception of the American people yet lived by the oath he took when he was 17 years old, and lived with the honor and dedication of a solider in all aspects of his life. His presence will be missed by all those his life and dedication touched.
Bruce S. Garland is survived by his wife, Ina A. Garland; two daughters; two sons; four grandchildren; eight siblings; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Norma Burwood Garland; his father, Bernard C. Garland; his youngest brother, Mark Garland; son, Todd Garland, and great granddaughters, Rayanna, Nevaeh, and Anaya Garland-Harvey.
Services will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd., Dixon, CA 95620, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m.
Contributions and donations can be sent to: DAV Chapter 84, 547 Merchant St., Vacaville, CA 95688.
Published in The Reporter on Nov. 2, 2013