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If you would like to say hello, here is the place.  Although  ‘Chick’ has moved on in his journey, feel free to leave a note, share your thoughts about his WWII Diary or just leave your name.  Chick’s family would love to hear from you. You may also contact John about the website here.


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(104) Melissa Litchfield
Sat, 4 February 2017

Hi Mr. Bruns. I have had the great privelge of getting to know you over the past couple weeks and am so glad that you informed me of your website. What an incredible way to tell your life story! I admire all that you have done for this country and want to thank you for sharing your story for generations to come. All the best to you and your family.

(103) Carolyn Lockett
Tue, 13 December 2016

Thank you for your great unselfish service to our nation! My father was Pvt. Kenneth C. Clark (Kent), 19 yrs. old, 3rd Division, 10th Combat Engineers. He also was a baseball player, On November 22,1944, St.Die, France, was when my father was blinded by a landmine explosion. Recrited by Detroit Tigers before volunteering. He was president of Blinded Veterans Assoc. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thank You!

(102) Michael Grosz Israel
Mon, 3 August 2015

Mr Burns

We are forever in debt with brave men of honor like yourself to whom we owe the freedoms we enjoy and cherish today.

I salute you

(101) Mershon Atkinson
Tue, 28 July 2015

Mr. Bruns, I've really enjoyed, and at times felt the sorrows expressed in your letters and diary. Thank you for sharing them with all of us.
Sincerely, Mershon Atkinson

(100) David Nelson
Mon, 27 July 2015

I want to thank you for sharing your experiences. The post from March 11, 1944 – Saturday "Well I lost another good boy friend last night. Gus Odegard. “Big Stuff” so we called him." Gustave "Gus" Odegard was from Minor, North Dakota is Sargent County and was my cousin. His brother Hans was also KIA at Guadalcanal. Greatest

(99) James oa Cocker
Wed, 17 June 2015

Dear Mr. Chick Bruns. Thanks so much for your service to our country and leaving such a wonderful diary for all in the days ahead. We must never forget the sacrifice of all military veterans and those who serve now to keep us free. Thank you for sharing from the heart.

(98) Sean Douglas
Wed, 17 June 2015

Really am enjoying reading your letters and diary entries for some possible insight into my father's experience during WWII. His name was Robert Bassett and he served with Company 'B' of the 10th Engineer Combat Engineers, 3rd Infantry Division until seriously wounded by mortar fire in France. Never talked about the war. Might you have kno

(97) Chuck Bruns
Mon, 2 March 2015

I am interested in finding out if I am related to you.
I am Charles Fredrick Bruns, DOB 8/21/51 from the Kansas City area. Father, Robert Bernard Bruns, DOB, 6/8/26.

(96) B Robert Jones
Mon, 2 March 2015

Dear Mr. Bruns,
I'd just like to tell you thanks for your sacrifices you made to keep us free. I'm reading these entries daily with my granddaughters to make the appreciate our country and to show them what people like you did for them to remain free. Congrats on your medal. Thanks for what you did for America and all Americans.
B Robert Jo

(95) Tina Hodge
Sun, 1 March 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your words with us, and you are so right you wrote words 70 years ago that people today need to listen to such as people in America need to appreciate the country that we live in and if War ever came to our shores we would.. Thank you for your service and memories..
A Humbled American Tina Hodge.

(94) codi bruns
Sun, 1 March 2015

I love reading your pages....thank you for sharing your memories!

(93) Steve Patnode
Sat, 28 February 2015

Thanks so much for doing this. It is incredibly interesting and I hope to read it all.

My Uncle, whom I never met was killed in Italy and I appreciate the time that has been put into this.

(92) Mary Hart
Sat, 28 February 2015

Hello Chick from Mary Hart! (My daughter, Susan, is contacting you for me.) I was happy to hear about your medal and that you are still alive to receive it. I'm living in Riverside, California, near Jeff and Nancy.
Congratulations and best wishes! Love, Mary

(91) Mark Mulligan
Sat, 28 February 2015

Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country. Thank you for sharing your diary. I feel honored that you allow us to read the events of your life.

(90) Bob Dent
Sat, 28 February 2015

Sir...I am writing as I am a friend of Medal of Honor recipient Robert Maxwell who was also in the 3rd I.D. and 7th Army. He fought in many of the same battles as you but not as many as you. He was seriously wounded at Besancon, France after throwing himself on a grenade in Sept. 1944. Perhaps you know him. Thank you for your service sir.

(89) Ken Laux
Sat, 28 February 2015

Thank you!

(88) F. Donna Reed
Sat, 28 February 2015

Witnessed French Legion of Honor ceremony. Privileged to sit with him briefly, after, as he graciously explained how his Company's service and my dad's differed, as I showed him dad's discharge paper with his areas of battle in France noted. He's a gracious, kind, and gentle man. Was blessed to meet him. Thank you very much.

(87) Bob Curran
Sat, 28 February 2015

Thanks to you and your brethren for being there for us, you will always be remembered by himself and a truly grateful nation.

(86) Bonnie-se Specchio
Sat, 28 February 2015

Dear Mr. Bruns: I read your diary daily on Facebook and just love it. Thank you so much for your service to our country. Sincere congratulations on your latest and most well-deserved honor. May God bless you always!

(85) Jim Fisher
Sat, 28 February 2015


(84) kevin mills
Sat, 28 February 2015

Thank god for people like you, I salute you sir

(83) Bess Sears
Fri, 27 February 2015

Mr. Bruns: your diary is extremely important in documenting the engagements with the 10th Engineering Combat unit. From Sicily, Italy, Southern France and Germany, you had so many interesting diary entries. Thank you for your service! Were you wounded in France or receive a Purple Heart during your time in the Army? (I'm out of characters).

(82) Katherine Jacobs
Fri, 27 February 2015

Dear Sir: Thank you for your service, I am a veteran of the Air Force, I followed in my fathers' footsteps(he was Army in WWII), so it was men like you and my father and my love for this country that helped me to decide to serve. Thank you again for fighting in that war that enabled me to live in a free country and serve it as well. God Bless y

(81) David Huntley
Fri, 27 February 2015

Would you kindly refer me to "Chick" Bruns. I am the author of, "Death Watch Beetle, A Historical Post WWII Spy Thriller." The book is dedicated to WWII veterans and many of them are named in the last pages of the book with a summary of their war record. I survived the London Blitz and my wife lived under Nazi occupation in France. B

(80) Annie Cross
Mon, 16 February 2015

Mr. ("Chick") Bruns and family, I read about the award France was giving to Mr. Bruns in the News-Gazette, a well-deserved acknowledgement of the remarkable years of brave service. We can only express our gratitude, even these many years later but still truly felt. Profound gratitude. This is a wonderful website; thank you. The Cross family


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