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Robert Vernon Bruce

Graduating Class of 1942
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Ensign Bruce

Robert Vernon Bruce

USS Rowan


Milwaukee, WI

Date of Birth


Location of Death

Tyrrhenian Sea

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Tablets of the Missing, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Lazio, Italy

More About Ensign Bruce

While at the university, Ensign Bruce was a student of Mechanical Engineering. He participated in Freshman Tennis, was part of the “W” Club, and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Ensign Bruce was killed in the sinking of the USS Rowan in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

He is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Italy.