Donald Weldon Brann – Major General, United States Army

Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

Donald Weldon Brann (1895-1945)

Born in Rushville, Indiana on September 26, 1895.

Commissioned in the Infantry, Officer Reserve Corps in 1917. Served in Tientsin, China with the 15th Infantry 1923-1927. Instructor at the Infantry School 1931-1933. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1935.  Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Hawaii 1935-1937. Graduated from the Army War College in 1938 then instructor again at the Infantry School 1938-1939. With the Operations and Training Division of the War Department General Staff 1939-1942.

Chief of Staff of 95th Infantry Division 1942-1943.  Brigadier General in September 1943. Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations at Fifth Army in 1943. Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at 15th Army Group December 1944-December 1945. Major General in June 1945.

Died on December 29, 1945 in the European Theater of Operations.  Decorations included two Distinguished Service Medals and the Legion of Merit.

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Vienna: The funeral motorcade heads through the streets of Vienna towards the waiting train
that will carry the casket with the remains of Major General Donald W. Brann to the American cemetery
in Florence, Italy. US Army Photo

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Italy:  Honarary pall-bearers alongside the casket of Major General Donald W. Brann
3 January 1946. Colonel Frank Brown, Theater Chaplain, reads the prayers and services.
US Army PHOTO

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BRANN, DONALD WELDON 

  • Major General, United States Army
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/29/1945
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 836
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BRANN, DOROTHY TEEL

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 08/20/1904
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/02/1988
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 836
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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