This collection contains correspondence written by Marine Corporal Bruce M. Pilch to his family during the Vietnam War. Pilch
was with the 81mm Mortar Platoon in Khe Sanh during the Battle of Khe Sanh.
Bruce M. Pilch served with the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 81mm Mortar Platoon in Vietnam. According to the letters,
Pilch was a Marine corporal but the donor letter and an article in the June 12, 1969 edition of Van Nuys News about Pilch's
return home refer to Pilch as a sergeant. The Van Nuys News article also says Pilch was a graduate of Birmingham High School
in Los Angeles and that he also attended Pierce College.
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