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Lt. Col. Malcolm D. Brannen (Ret.) Greenville [NC]

Lt. Colonel Malcolm Dodge Brannen, (U.S. Army, Retired), 88, of 6 Valerie Drive, died Wednesday, March  son of the late James Eugene and Minnie Dodge Brannen. He was a former resident of Newburyport, Mass., and Durham, N.H., and was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.
    He was retired from the U.S. Army where he received Brannen numerous awards including seven Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Service Medal, two Purple Hearts, European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign medals with four Bronze Stars, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign for Germany and Japan,, National Defense Service with three Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, French Croix de Guerre, Belgium Croix de Guerre, French Fourragére, Belgium Fourragére, Willems Order, Combat Infantry Badge,: Senior Parachutist Badge, Republic of Korea Campaign Medal, and six Overseas Service Bars.
   He was manager of Greenville

General Hospital Hospitality Shop; and retired from the U.S. Post Office.
   He was a member of the Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, the American Legion, Post #3, and was a Mason.
   Surviving are his wife, Esther Louise (Sunny) Davis Brannen; daughters, Mrs. James W. (Carol) Tate and Jean Dodge Brannen, both of Greenville; brother, Raymond E. Brannen of. Greenville; grandchildren, Staff Sergeant Eric M. Tate of Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Mrs. Christopher (Joya) Humphreys and Robert Rob) D. Seigler, II, both of Greenville; great-granddaughters, Martina L. Tate, Anna A. Tate, Megan C. Tate and:
Elanie L. Humphreys; and a great-grandson, Christopher Eric Humphreys; step-grandsons, Michael Tate and Mark Tate; great-step-grandchildren, Aaron, Michele, Corey and Cameron Tate. :
   Memorials may be made to the Brian Center Alzheimer's Fund, 1870 Pisgah Drive, Hendersonville, N.C. 28739. ' '
   Visitation: 7-8:30 pan. today at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Section K, with full Military honors.
   The family is at the residence.


(courtesy of Chris Smith)

Grave marker for Malcolm D. and Esther D. Brannen in Section K of the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville (Greenville), South Carolina.

Note that the 508th PIR and 82nd Airborne Division as well as parachutist wings are all featured (see photo #2 inset)

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