Malcolm D. Brannen (Ret.)
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
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)