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Henry Frederick Bruns
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

Henry Frederick Bruns (1889-1947)

Born on November 24, 1889 in Whites Cree, West Virginia.

Commissioned in the Civil Engineer Corps from Annapolis in 1911. B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1914. Public Works Officer at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay 1916-1917. Duty at Navy Yard Pearl Harbor 1928-1930 and again 1938-1941.

Public Works Officer at Naval Operating Base San Diego January-April 1942.  Superintendent Engineer at Area Six, San Francisco 1942-1945. Rear Admiral in July 1943. Director of the Atlantic Division, then the Eastern Pacific Division of the Bureau of Yards and Docks August 1945 until his death on January 20, 1947.

Decorations included the Legion of Merit.
 
HF Bruns Gravesite PHOTO

BRUNS, HENRY FREDERICK
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/24/1889
DATE OF DEATH: 01/20/1947
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 1271
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BRUNS, MARY E
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/17/1887
DATE OF DEATH: 11/30/1974
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 1271
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 25 June 2007
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