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Glenn Rocelle Braden was born Jan. 23, 1912 to Harry and Minnie B. Pogue Braden. He died Apr. 15, 1999.

Glenn served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Minotaur (AEL-15).

Source: ancestry.com


Boyd Evan Braman was born Sept. 19, 1915 to Alvin W. and Lettie M. Evans Braman. He died Sept. 28. 1997 and is buried in Lorimor Cemetery, Lorimor, IA.

Boyd served in World War II with the U.S. Army Infantry.
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James Albert Braman was born Jan. 4, 1912 to Alvin W. and Lettie M. Evans Braman. He died July 18, 1988 and is buried in Hill of Zion Cemetery, Zion, IA.

James served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


Henry Allen “Jack” Bradbury was born Oct. 13, 1914 to Frank O. and Mary Louise Frakes Bradbury. He died Jan. 23, 1987 and is buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Henry served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Duffy (DE-27).

Source: ancestry.com


Dwane Dale “Shorty” Bramer was born July 19, 1925 to Gus D. and Dagmar Elisabeth Hansen Bramer. He died in 2005 and is buried in Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic, IA.

Dwane served in World War II with the U.S. Army.
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Lamond Eugene Bramer was born Sept. 9, 1920 to Gus D. and Dagmar Elisabeth Hansen Bramer. He died July 15, 1980 and is buried in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Shelby County, IA.

Cpl. Bramer served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


Neville L. Brand was born in Griswold, IA June 24. 1892 to Leo Thomas and Helen Louise Davis Brand. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 5, 1941. He saw action with B Company, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division (Thunderbolt Division) in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central European campaigns. A sergeant and platoon leader, he was wounded in action along the Weser River on April 7, 1945. His upper right arm was hit by a bullet, and he nearly bled to death.

He was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars, one Overseas Service Bar, one Service Stripe and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Source: ancestry.com


Merle Lawrence Brandon was born Nov. 11, 1918 to Frank Alvin and Clara Mabel Yarger Brandon. He died May 7, 2008 and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

Sgt. Brandon served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


Elmer Merrit Brawe was born Apr. 1, 1922 to George and Anna Katherine Elizabeth Campen Brawe. He died Oct. 8,, 1992 and is buried in Massena Cemetery, Massena, IA.

Sgt. Brawe served in World War II with the U.S. Army Infantry and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Walter Gail “Walt” Breedlove was born July 15, 1918 to Glenn M. and Beulah G. Kidd Breedlove. He died Feb. 2, 2004 and is buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Bentley, KS.

Pvt. Breedlove served in World War II with the U.S. Army 503rd Parachute Infantry.

Source: ancestry.com


Raymond Martin Breen was born July 22, 1911 to Daniel and Alice B. Waldron Breen. He died Sept. 27, 1983 and is buried in Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Anita, IA.

Raymond served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


Armin August “Army" Brehmer was born July 12, 1906 to August H. and Sophia Pieken Brehmer. He died Nov. 21, 1984 and is buried in Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic, IA.

Petty Officer Brehmer served in World War II with the U.S. Navy Seabees.

Source: ancestry.com


Owen Richard Breckerbaumer was born Mar. 6, 1909 to Fred W. and Lydia Bauerle Breckerbaumer. He died May 21, 1980.

Owen served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


Donald John “Don” Brehmer was born Dec. 9, 1921 to Frank August and Caroline Johanna Pieken Brehmer. He died Apr. 29, 1994 and is buried in Garden of Memories, Waterloo, IA.

Sgt. Brehmer served in World War II with the U.S. Army 168th Infantry, 34th Division and was a POW for 27 months after being captured in North Africa.
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Max Leroy Brehmer was born Mar. 21, 1919 to Frank August and Caroline Johanna Pieken Brehmer. He died July 25, 1993 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Lewis, IA.

Max served in World War II with the U.S. Army Harbor Defense, Long Island Sound.

Source: ancestry.com


Melvin Louis Brehmer was born Feb. 14, 1923 to Martin C. and Emma M. Pieken Brehmer. He died Mar. 4, 2004 and is buried in Minidoka Acequia Rupert Cemetery, Rupert, Idaho.

Melvin served in World War II with the U.S. Army 618th Engineer Base Equipment Co.

Source: ancestry.com


Rex Emmett Brewer was born Aug. 23, 1919 to George Leroy and Sadie Louisa Linfor Brewer. He died Aug. 19, 2005 Greenwood Cemetery, Wahoo, NE.

Sgt. Brewer served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Source: ancestry.com


Raymond Lloyd Briles was born Apr. 22, 1918 William A. and Erie Ayers Briles. He died Nov. 30, 1988.

Raymond served in World War II with the U.S. Army 784th Ordnance.

Source: ancestry.com


Gerald Leonard Brillhart was born Aug. 17, 1918 to Leonard Isaac and Irene Velma Hall Brillhart. He died Feb. 23, 1977 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, WI.

Petty Officer Brillhart served in World War II with the U.S. Navy.

Source: ancestry.com


Earl Milton Brindley was born Aug. 6, 1924 to Thomas Marion and Ethel Henrietta Paulsen Brindley. He died Feb. 28, 2009 and is buried in Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic, IA.

Earl served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
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Leo Marion Brindley was born Sept. 17, 1921 to Thomas Marion and Ethel Henrietta Paulsen Brindley. He died Oct. 30, 1994 and is buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, AZ.

Capt. Brindley served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


Clarence Norman Bringleson was born Aug. 23, 1926 to Joseph and Minnie Amelia Swanson Bringleson.

Clarence served in World War II with the U.S. Army 337th Ordnance Depot.

Source: ancestry.com


Robert George Britton was born May 17, 1920 to Millington Earl and Gladys Anderson Britton.

Robert served in World War II with the U.S. Army Infantry.

Source: ancestry.com


Elden Fred Brix was born Aug. 1, 1916 to Fred and Eva Guttenfelder Brix. He died Dec. 22, 1990 and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, CA.

Eldon served in World War II with the U.S. Navy PT Boat Base #17.

Source: ancestry.com


Michael Wilbur Brixius was born Jan. 31, 1917 to Michael C. and Edna M. Roberts Brixius. He died Nov. 15, 1996 and is buried in Saint Timothy Cemetery, Cass County, IA.

Sgt. Brixius served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


Bernard Frank Brodersen was born Feb. 19, 1925 to Bernard F. and Madelene A. Halloran Brodersen. He died Mar. 3, 1991 and is buried in Citizens Cemetery, Flagstaff, AZ.

Bernard served in World War II with the U.S. Navy.

Source: ancestry.com


Ross Jerald Brookner was born Feb. 18, 1907 to John Edward and Isabelle Deeming Brookner. He died Jan. 14, 1985

Ross served in World War II with the U.S. Navy Ship Repair Service.

Source: ancestry.com


Cleo Niels Brown was born Dec. 5, 1921 to Chris and Pearl Storer Brown. He died Feb. 22, 2002 and is buried in Little Cemetery, Littleton, CO.

Cleo served in World War II with the U.S. Army 335th Engineering Regiment.

Source: ancestry.com


Byron B. “Brownie" Brown was born Dec. 4, 1918 to Clarence Edwin and Bernice Muriel Thompson Brown. He died July 21, 1996 and is buried in New Altoona Cemetery, Altoona, IA.

Pvt. Brown served in World War II with the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart.
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Gerald Keith Brown was born Oct. 24, 1916 to Clarence Edwin and Bernice Muriel Thompson Brown. He died Nov. 15, 1942 and is memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing, North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Tunis,Tunisia has a cenotaph in Oakwood Cemetery, Lewis, IA.

Petty Officer Brown served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Almaack (AKA-10). His ship was torpedoed by the German U-155 and he and three other sailors were killed during the attack. He was awarded the Purple Heart and buried at sea.

Source: ancestry.com


Eugene Dale Brown was born Mar. 3, 1927 to George Arlin and Burnidette Irene Doty Brown. He died in 1960 and is buried in Newlons Grove Cemetery, Cass County, IA.

Eugene served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


George Angus Brown was born May 14, 1915 to Roy and Nellie Lucinda New Brown. He died Mar. 31, 2011 and is buried in Newlons Grove Cemetery, Griswold, IA.

George served in World War II with the U.S. Army Military Police. He had the privilege of guarding Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s private airplane.

Source: ancestry.com


Harry Brown was born Apr. 19, 1902 to Nels Peter and Annie Hansen Brown. He died Nov. 9, 1966 and is buried in Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic, IA.

Harry served in World War II with the U.S. Army 362nd Infantry.

Source: ancestry.com


Harry Howard Brown was born Oct. 24, 1918 to Joseph and Mary Bell Brown. He died Jan. 26, 1991 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Anita, IA.

Harry served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


James William Brown was born June 3, 1921 to Frederick and Eva Halsted Brown. He died Feb. 15, 2011.

James served in World War II with the U.S. Army 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division.

Source: ancestry.com


Merle Raymond Brown was born Oct. 6, 1920 to Paul D. and Lula H. Blohn Brown. He died July 20, 1999.

Merle served in World War II with the U.S. Army.
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Vernon Max Brown was born Apr. 21, 1919 to Paul D. and Lula H. Blohn Brown. He died June 21, 2005 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, IA.

Vernon served in World War II with the U.S. Army 401st Field Artillery Battalion.

Source: ancestry.com


James William Bruce was born Jan. 20, 1920 to Edwin P. and Catherine Schaub Bruce. He died Nov. 20, 2002 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, IA.

Pvt. Bruce served with the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Delford Frederick Brummer was born Nov. 5, 1911 to Fred and Sophia Koenig Brummer. He died July 25, 1954 and is buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA.

Maj. Brummer served with the U.S. Army in World War II. He also served in Korea.

Source: ancestry.com


James Edward Bruner was born Feb. 12, 1922 to James Milton “Milt” and Elizabeth Ann Ballensiefer Bruner. He died Sept. 17, 2017 and is buried in Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, IA.

Petty Officer Bruner served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Ormsby (APA-49).

Source: ancestry.com


John Milton Bruner was born Feb. 19, 1915 to James Milton and Kate Stark Bruner. He died June 22, 1992 and is buried in Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic, IA.

Sgt. Bruner served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Marvin Harry Brownlee was born July 25, 1925 to Harry and Lilliam Reimers Brownlee. He died Sept. 4, 1992 and is buried in Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic, IA.

Marvin served with the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Carlos Warren Bryan was born Mar. 13, 1916 to Leon J. and Lida Mae Black Bryan. He died May 11, 2014 and is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia, IA.

Sgt. Bryan served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Source: ancestry.com



ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Mar 2019; updated Dec 2021

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