Bruni Killed

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Bruni Killed - Capt. F. T. Bruhi Reported'Killed' Gapt. Fred...
Capt. F. T. Bruhi Reported'Killed' Gapt. Fred T. Bruni, 40, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bruni, Monroe, Monroe, reported as' a prisoner of the Japs in August, 1943, has been, reported killed in action in the Philippines. Captain Bruni ] | re, ; ; j was" commanding officer of the j headquarters company 192nd tank battalion. of the I No /details of his death were | revealed in the telegram but his ! wife believes that her husband I may have lost his life when a j Japanese prisoner-of-war ship carrying prisoners from the Phil- ippines to Japan was topedoed. First reported missing in Au- gust, 1943, Captain Bruni had written cards to his wife, the last one being received May 24, 1945.-J It was only last month that Mrs. Bruni learned her husband was I held at Palawan for the informa- i tion was contained in a map case which, along with a record book containing a roster of the bat- talion and deaths of members • before September, 1942, wasi sent her from the effects bureau in Kansas City,-Mo. There was no information as to where the tankman had been taken to Pa- > lawan. Captain Bruni school and High school here and , . n j j j ' attended grade wen t to Janesville in 1923 where j ihe was employed by lhe C hev-, and rolet company. November 15, i j 1928, he was married to Hazel! j Buss, who survives him. j For 19 years he was a member , of the nationaYguard, fir* with I Co. K in Monroe and then with the 32nd tank battalion in Janes- yille. He was inducted into fed- eral service as a first lieutenant with Co. A Nov. 25, 1940. About -'' —'-"- '- 4 ~- 1 — * * J a'' month later he was transferred j to i; the"^headquarters company battalion maintenance officer and in October, 1941, he was assigned command of the headquarters company. He was commissioned a captain Nov. 4, 1941, while the battalion was enroute to the. Philippines.- Surviving besides his wife and parents are three brothers, Edwin, Edwin, Janesville, Walter, Free- pprt, and* Robert, Monroe; a sister, sister, Edna Bruni, Madison. A son, Ronald, died at the age of 2 months Nov. 17, 1931.

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  1. Monroe Evening Times,
  2. 04 Sep 1945, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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