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.
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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