Bruce H. Ackerman (83) was born in Chittenango, NY and had just been laid off by Carrier Corporation when he decided to enlist. His military service was carried out from August 1949 to November 1952. During his service period, he went to Pusan, Korea (August 1950) and was stationed in various locations in the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, 1st Marine Division. He served as a PFC upon entering and had transitioned to the role of Sergeant by the time of his discharge. He was an MOS 2511 Field Telephone Communications Wireman, and played a role in the UN Defensive, UN Offensive, Hungnam-Chosin Campaign, and UN Counter-offensive. For his commitments, he received a Combat Action Ribbon, 3 Korean Presidential Citations, Good Conduct Korean Medal with 4 stars, UN Medal, ROK 50th Anniversary Medal, NYS Conspicuous Service Cross, and a National Reserve Medal among others. Among the friends he remembers are Charles Budzinki and George Allen. After returning from rotation, he went back to work at Carrier Corporation, and after he was discharged, he married a wonderful woman. His most memorable experience from the war was the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, which had the greatest impact on him of all his experiences in the war. Now, in his free time he enjoys golf.
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