Thursday, November 10, 2011

Some More Info on Veterans

Life got in the way of my posting more regularly on Veterans.  I am working only from what records I can find on-line.  PLEASE SHARE MORE INFO if you have any one to add.  It would be great if we could compile a complete record.  This is part one covering Ernst August Brueggeman's children and grandchildren and Martin Brueggeman's grandchildren.

Russell Krausman (son of Louise Brueggeman)  Russell W. Krausmann, a 20 year resident of Sierra Vista (1968-1988) died in Tucson. He was committed to serving his country. He joined the Navy for a four-year hitch following the bombing of Pearl Harbor: He served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, retiring as a SmSGT. He was a 35-year Department of the Army civilian, retiring as one of the "best known and loved" personalities in Greely Hall in 1987.

Russell W Krausman
Birth Date:23 Jan 1922
Death Date:11 May 2005
Branch 1:NAVY
Enlistment Date 1:5 Jan 1943
Release Date 1:27 Nov 1945

Russell and his wife, Mary
Muster Roll Records show that he boarded the USS Takanis Bay on 21 Jun 1944 and was still on board on 14 Sept 1945. 
After shakedown, Takanis Bay operated out of San Diego with Fleet Air, West Coast, through the end of hostilities with Japan in mid-August 1945. She tested pilots for carrier operations, and between 24 May 1944-28 August 1945, she qualified 2,509 pilots.

Harold W. Bischoff (son of Emma Brueggeman) He was part of the ASTP program that I wrote about here.

Edwin L. Brueggeman (son of Ernst A. Brueggeman). Ed served in both World War I and II. He was in the Army during World War I and the Navy in World War II. Ed held the rank of Navy Chief Petty Officer and was stationed on the Admiralty Islands north of New Guinea. The story goes that when Ed Jr. was drafted, Edwin remarked that if the government was going to take kids as young as his son, that he would try to enlist and see if they would take someone as old as he was. Esther said, "Go ahead", thinking that the government would never take Edwin. She was wrong! One beloved picture is that of Ed with Lois and Marge wearing the grass skirts he brought home for them! He also sent home banks and candle sticks all made from ammunition shells. Another memory is that of the Army Duck that Edwin used to give rides on Sandy Beach Drive.

Edwin L. Brueggeman Jr (son of Edwin Brueggeman) I wrote about him here.

William Wade Brueggeman (son of Edwin Brueggeman). According to his obit, he was an Army veteran and was in the Army Reserves.   He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Given his age, I would guess he served in Korea.

Paul R. Brueggeman (son of Gus Brueggeman). Look for posts earlier this week.

Norman O. Riley (son of Selma Brueggeman). I have written about Norm's service.
David T. Riley (son of Selma Brueggeman). Served in the Navy.
David on the right
Ronald E. Riley (son of Selma Brueggeman). Served in the Army and I know he was stationed in Germany.
Mark A. Riley (son of Selma Brueggeman).  Served in the Army during the Korean War.
Ramon C. Riley (son of Selma Brueggeman). Served in the Army.
Thomas R. Riley II (son of Selma Brueggeman).  Served in the Army.

Harold W. Darkow Jr. (son of Lydia Brueggeman)
Name:Harold W Darkow
Birth Date:5 Dec 1925
Death Date:14 Dec 2006
Branch 1:NAVY
Enlistment Date 1:15 Mar 1944
Release Date 1:24 May 1946
 Navy Muster Rolls show him on board the USS Burns in June 1944 -  June 1946.  It looks like he spent a very brief time in June 1944 on the USS General H.L. Scott.
 USS Hugh Burns (DD-588), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Captain Hugh Otway Burns (1775–1850), a privateer in the War of 1812.

In Shanghai, China November 30, 1945 doing mail runs between China and Korea

Vernon L. Brugge (son of Rev. Victor Brugge)
Name:Vernon L Brugge
Birth Year:1924
Race:White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country:Missouri
State of Residence:Tennessee
County or City:Shelby
Enlistment Date:9 Oct 1943
Enlistment State:Tennessee
Enlistment City:Camp Forrest
Branch:No branch assignment
Branch Code:No branch assignment
Grade Code:Private
Term of Enlistment:Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source:Civil Life
Education:3 years of high school
Marital Status:Single, without dependents
Warren M. Brugge (son of Rev. Victor Brugge)

Name:Warren M Brugge
Birth Date:15 Aug 1929
Death Date:5 Apr 2008
Enlistment T
Otis Frederick Brugge Jr (son of Otis Brugge)
He shows up on the Muster Rolls of the USS Patterson in June 1945 until Nov 1945 and then on the USS Kerstin through June 1946, then USS Waldron through Sept. 1947.

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