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James M. Brusitus
Colonel, United States Army
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Retired Colonel James M. Brusitus of Jonesboro, Georgia, died August 21, 2001. He was 58.

Colonel Brusitus spent most of his career in cavalry units in Germany, Vietnam and the United States. He commanded the “Dauntless” Armor Battalion at Fort Riley, Kansas.

He was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters and many service ribbons. When he relinquished his battalion command, he was awarded the Honorable Order of St. George by the Armor Association. He retired in 1994 after 27 years of service.

Brusitus is survived by his wife, Heidy; his mother, Rose; and a brother, John of Dimock, Pennsylvania.

Burial with full military honors was in Arlington National Cemetery.



JM Brusitus Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006

BRUSITUS, JAMES M
COL   US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 02/08/1967 - 12/31/1993
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/04/1943
DATE OF DEATH: 08/21/2001
DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/18/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 6537
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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