Bruce never recovered from his coma and has left the battlefield for a more peaceful world. What a distressing way to mark the anniversary of 9/11!
Barbara was supported these past few days by her family and loyal classmates and wives.
Our heartfelt thanks to Tom & Janice Leach and Don Anselm who were there to lend comfort when it was needed most.
Barbara's mailing address is: Barbara Lammers 3112 Greystone Drive; Owens Crossroads, AL 35763.
Future messages should go to: Don Anselm GMW-F SETA or email to:
Class Memorial Pages\G-1 Bruce Lammers.pdf
The Long Grey Line is now one tough soldier longer. For my part, Bruce is still with us -- the sound of
his cheerful humor from the ranks of Company G-1 still echoes in my mind.
The Flying Finn Co. G-1, Number One in Second to None
Bruce, a star man like I was, we wore them on our bathrobes, had this to say several years ago in the
Network '61 Directory, "If I were eloquent enough to distill life, success and happiness down to fifty words, I'd do it.
Obviously, that is beyond the scope of an English Turnback. But I know one ingredient, friendship! And I'm pleased to have
the friendship of '61 SECOND TO NONE to reflect upon."
We have lost a friend today, but his friendship will be with us always. Our prayers are for Barb, Pele and Brandi. May they feel our strength in
them and may they realize that they are a part of our family forever.
Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL
Retired Lt. Col. Bruce T. Lammers,
63, died Wednesday at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Lammers grew up in
Baxter Springs, Kan. and graduated from the United States Military Academy at
West Point in 1961. In more than 20 years of distinguished service in the
United States Army he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, served in Vietnam and
at the Pentagon, earned an M.B.A. from Tulane University and commanded a
battalion in Nuremberg, Germany. Following his years of service, he joined the
private sector working as a consultant with defense contractors supporting the
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in St. Louis, Mo. and Huntsville. Mr.
Lammers was an avid golf and tennis player who cherished conversations and time
spent with his family and many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Barbara Lammers, 61; two daughters, Mrs. Pele Childress and Mrs. Brandi Walters;
one sister, Mrs. Kathy Zahn, as well as five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 5:30
p.m. on Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family
request that memorials be made to the Central Institute for the Deaf, 4560
Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
Published in The
Huntsville Times, Thursday, September 12, 2002