Lt. Bruce Capel ’65

Lt. Bruce Capel '65

Birth:     Mar. 18, 1943
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
Death:     May 12, 1966
Da Nang
Da Nang Municipality, Vietnam

“Chicago Tribune (IL) – May 15, 1966
Ex-Illinois Center Dies in Vietnam.

Marine Lt. Bruce Capel, who played center on the University of Illinois football team in the 1964 Rose bowl game, has been killed in action in Vietnam. His father, Wallace D. Capel, reported yesterday the family was notified Friday by a Marine Corps officer who went to the home in Glen Ellyn. He said his son, commander of a rifle platoon, had been cut down Continue reading