Harry Ellis Bruce

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Harry Ellis Bruce, 84, of Conroe, TX, passed away Saturday March 16th, 2013. He was born to Joseph R. Bruce and Bannie Wesley Bruce, April 6th, 1928, in Franklin, Ohio. Harry graduated from Franklin High School in 1946 and completed his Associate's degree in Arts and Sciences at Mountain View College, Dallas, TX. Harry proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve from 1948 to 1961 having made the Inchon Landing on Sept. 15, 1950 participating in the liberation of Seoul, South Korea, and the Chosin Reservoir Campaign from Oct. 26- to Dec. 15, 1950. In addition to his military service, Harry was a charter member and later Commandant of the local Eastex Detachment of the Marine Corps League and was indirectly responsible for some of the detachment's numerous awards on the State and National level. He served the MCL two years as State Commandant and later as Southern Division Vice Commandant (Okla., Ark. and TX.) Harry was instrumental in establishing the Montgomery County, TX, USMCR Toys for Tots program. Harry's life was devoted to promoting the Marine Corps. He loved traveling and meeting new and old friends and attending MCL-related meetings all over the United States. He was a life member of the Marine Corps League, the Military Order of Devil Dogs, VFW and 1st Marine Division. He also was a member of the American Legion, Korean War Veterans Association, The Chosin Few (veterans of the Chosin Reservoir Korea campaign 1950) and Sons of the American Revolution ( SAR ). Harry was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and 4 brothers. Harry is survived by his loving wife Dorothy (Dottie), his children: Daryl Bruce (Colleen), Terri Tucker (Ted) and Desiree Dyer (Mike); six grandchildren: Shannon Atwood (Adam), Whitney, Cozmo, Jimmy Tucker, Austin and Auburn Dyer and four great grandchildren: Autumn Dyer, Caleb Atwood, Trevor Atwood and Colin Atwood and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Cashner Funeral Home, Conroe, TX at 12:30 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the Marine Corps League Foundation, P.O. Box 3070, Merrifield, VA 22116-3070 or online at www.mclfoundation.org

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Published on yourconroenews.com from Mar. 18 to Mar. 31, 2013
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