Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Sgt. Bruce A. Sommer
7/06/1949 – 9/27/2004
Essay Question:“Anguish” is an ink drawing that reads
like a novel that is as personal as a journal. Please
describe what you believe the artist, Bruce Sommer
was trying to communicate through his drawing.
Support your answer with reasoning and evidence.
Any 12th grade student who is on track to graduate in
A completed essay that is 600 words or less; typed or
word processed; double-spaced, on single-sided pages.
Essays must be received at the office of Mr. Gonnion on
or before March 19th, 2010
One Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of
The 2010 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Scholarship is given in
honor of Sgt. Bruce A. Sommer. United States Marine Corp.
Bruce served 22 months of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970 as
an Aircraft Communication System Technician. Bruce died
9/27/2004 from Type II diabetes caused by Agent Orange.