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CPT Fred Tobias Bruni
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1905
Green County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1944
MIMAROPA, Philippines

Capt. Bruni was one of five children. After graduating from High School, he moved to Janesville, Wisconsin. On November 15, 1927 he became the husband of Hazel Buss. They had one son who died as an infant. He joined The National Guard where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant. In 1941 he was promoted to Captain and given charge of Headquarters Company, the 192nd Tank Battalion. Company A of this unit was made up of 99 men from Janesville. The unit was deployed to the Philippine Islands and Clark Field. The men were attacked by the Japanese after December 7, 1941 and held out until April of 1942 when they surrendered. They participated in the Bataan Death March and were held as Prisoners of War. Capt. Bruni was killed by the Japanese in the Palawan Massacre. He ashes were returned to the United States and buried in a mass grave with other victims of the massacre in 1952. There is a memorial marker to Capt. Bruni in his home state of Wisconsin which is alongside that of the burial place of his wife and their son. 
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Sec 85 Site 14-66
Created by: Sue
Record added: Jan 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13177090
CPT Fred Tobias Bruni
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Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. You gave all. God bless your descendants. RIP. Yall were a special generation. High school kids now could learn a lesson from your generation. God speed. Bless ya'll.
- nag
 Added: Jul. 18, 2016
In memory of Fred Tobia Bruni.
- Gary Biggs
 Added: Jul. 18, 2016
...some gave all
- Joe Chester
 Added: Jul. 12, 2016
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