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Bruce E Egger ( McCall 1946 )

posted: May 13, 2017

Bruce, 93, died April 8, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. After graduation from high school in 1942 he was inducted into the Army. As an infantryman in G Company, 328th Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, Bruce fought in the front lines in France and Germany. Discharged as a staff sergeant in 1946, Bruce was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and other decorations for his World War II service.

He jumped at McCall 1946-48 while obtaining his college degree from the University of Idaho. After his graduation in 1951 he began a 29-year career with the USFS.

After his retirement in 1979, he moved to Prineville, Oregon. During the 80s, Bruce completed a memoir of his World War II experiences for his children. This and the memoir of fellow soldier Lee Otis were published in 1992 as G Company’s War: Two Personal Accounts of the Campaigns in Europe, 1944-1945.

Stephen Ambrose in his book, Citizen Soldiers, in talking about books by WWII veterans and their experiences, said: “Among the best of these are Bruce Egger and Lee Otts, G Company's War: Two Personal Accounts of the Campaigns in Europe, 1944-1945.