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Francis Gerard Brink
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

Francis Gerald Brink (1893-1952)

 Born in Marathon, New York on August 22, 1893.

B.A. from Cornell in 1916.

Commissioned in the Infantry, Officers Reserve Corps in 1917. Instructor at the Infantry School 1921-1923. Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Louisiana State University 1928-1934. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1936. Commander of 31st Infantry, Philippine Islands 1938-1941.

On the staff of General Wavell, the British Allied Commander in Burma 1941-1942. Staff Officer in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations 1942-1944. Brigadier General in November 1944. Chief of the Operations Division, Southeast Asia Command 1944-1945. At Headquarters of U.S. Army Forces in China 1945-1946.

Chief of Military Advisory Group in Saigon at the time of his death on June 24, 1952. Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, the Commendation Ribbon and Purple Heart.


1938-1941Commanding Officer 31st Regiment, Philippines
1941-1942 Burma
1942-1944 US China-Burma-India Theater of Operations
1944-1945 Chief Operations South-East Asia Command
1952 Head US Military Mission French Indochina

FG Brink Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
BRINK, FRANCIS GERARD 
Brigadier General, United States Army 
 DATE OF BIRTH: 08/22/1893 
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/24/1952 
 BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1629-B 
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 

BRINK, FLORENCE R
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/21/1890
DATE OF DEATH: 06/20/1977
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1629-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 19 August 2006 Updated: 25 June 2007
Distinguished Service Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

    Legion of Merit - 2 awards
 
 
 
 
 
 

Purple Heart Medal