Veterans Day Ceremony Memorializes Sgt. Bruce Maynard

From Potter County Today


One of the Potter County men who lost their lives in the Vietnam War was memorialized on Veterans Day, when a new bridge in his hometown of Coudersport was named in his honor. Dedication of the Sgt. Bruce C. Maynard Bridge, which crosses the Allegheny River on Seventh Street, included include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, conducted by Sgt. Maynard’s brother, Tom (left), and Coudersport Borough Manager Marlin Dale Moore.

brucemaynardformal2Sgt. Maynard served with the U.S. Army for four years and had signed up for another six years when he was killed in action on June 6, 1969, at the age of 26. In a small town in the Tay Ninh Province, he rounded the corner of a building, stood in the doorway, looked inside and was shot by an individual there. A 1965 graduate of Coudersport High School, Maynard was an infantryman with B Co., 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division in South Vietnam. He was a son of Arthur and Blanche Neefe Maynard.

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