ELLOREE – Brigadier General William Brandenburg Sr., U.S. Army, (Ret.), died in his home in Elloree on Saturday, February 28, 2004. General Brandenburg was born in Elloree on January 17, 1923. He was the son of Louise Holman and Sidney Brandenburg. He graduated from Elloree High School and The Citadel. He received a Masters Degree from Columbia University. General Brandenburg served in the United States Army from 1943 until he retired in 1973. He was a veteran of three wars: he was an infantry officer in Italy in World War II, he served as the Third Infantry Division Military Police Company Commander in Korea and he commanded the 18th Military Police Brigade in Vietnam. He was stationed at Army installations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Included among his many citations and medals are the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with V Device, and the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Doris M. Brandenburg; son and daughter-in-law, Brigadier General William H. Brandenburg Jr. and Sybil (Livingston) of Fort Shafter, Hawaii; grandson, Andrew Brandenburg of the University of South Carolina, Columbia; sister, Sidney Burnett of Elloree; and cousin/brother, Dr. Robert E. Holman and wife, Pat. He was first married to Mary Heath Owen, who died in 1964. His son, Robert, died in 2001. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2004, in Jerusalem Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of TRMC, P.O. Box 2352, Orangeburg, SC 29116, or to the Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, P.O. Box 54, Elloree, SC 29047.
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