|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1923|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 2000|
PLEASE NO ADDITION OF MUSIC OR FLOWERS! THANK YOU !
ONCE A MARINE........ALWAYS A MARINE !
" QUA PATET ORBIS "
Halbe BRANDSMA was born on December 3th.1923 in a Village called DOEZUM-GROTEGAST in HOLLAND.
July 3th.1945 Halbe started as volunteer Marine 3th.Class in the ROYAL DUTCH MARINE Corps and He was transferred to Basic Training Centre Camp Lejeune in the USA.
November 1th.1945 promoted to temporary Corporal Royal Marines.
In the beginning of the year 1946 Halbe was already known for His Courage and vigorous actions against Terrorists in the DUTCH EAST-INDIES.
May 2th.1946,near NGEMBOENG and KEMENDOENG(East-Java)Halbe saved the life of a wounded Buddy through defending Him,when He was attacked through 3 Terrorist armed with Sables and Bayonets.
During this Brave Action Halbe was wounded on several spots of His body by this Terrorists.
Promoted to Corporal Royal Marines March 10th.1952.
Halbe left the Marine Corps before that Date,May 1th.1948.
By Queens Order #29 of July 17th.1947 Halbe received the Highest Decoration of HONOR "The Militaire Willemsorde" in short Words "MWO".(Means Military Williamsorder).
Soldiers,but also Generals or Admirals have to salute the bearer of this Decoration!
Halbe died July 7th.2000 in His Hometown BARENDRECHT-HOLLAND.
His Funeral took place with Military Honours and Halbe is buried on the Cemetery in MARUM-HOLLAND,close to the place where He was born.
Rest in Peace Halbe. RUST IN VREDE Halbe.
ONCE A MARINE....ALWAYS A MARINE! "QUA PATET ORBIS".
Please pray for this Hero and donate flowers.
Many thanks to my dear UNSEEN Friend ~Always~ for sponsoring this Memorial!
Plot: Kerkhof in Marum-Groningen- Holland
Created by: Henk J. Orie
Record added: Jun 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7566487