“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

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Bruce was born January 12, 1973, in Frankfurt, Germany.  He moved to

Poughkeepsie in June, 1979.  While attending Spackenkill High School, he 

was on the cross country team, was captain of the tennis team, and was

very active in school theater.  Bruce was the class president of the 

Spackenkill High School class of 1991.


Saying, "I like the challenge", Bruce accepted a nomination to the US Naval

Academy, entering in July 1991.  In 1995 He graduated with a BS in Ocean

Engineering from the Naval Academy.  He was selected for Naval Aviation

training, earning his "Wings of Gold" in February 1998.


Bruce was selected for further training in the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, the 

Navy's primary attack jet.  Upon completion of transition training he was

assigned to Attack/Fighter Squadron 25 (VFA-25).  VFA-25 deployed aboard the 

USS Abraham Lincoln in August 2000 to enforce the Southern No-Fly Zone in