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CDR William Brown "Bill" Branson
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1930
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1975
Zambales Province
Central Luzon, Philippines

Recruited for the U. S. Naval Academy as a Really Fast sprinter for the track team. Commissioned in USMC after graduation with the class of 1953. Designated Naval Aviator after flight training in Pensacola and flew FJ Fury and F4D Skyray fighters. Retired medically as CAPT, USMC; attended medical school and returned to active duty as a flight surgeon. Succeeded in passing flight physical to return to full flight status flying A4D Skyhawk attack aircraft in several Viet Nam combat missions, but again grounded and retired medically after the loss of a lung. Tried private practice but returned to active Navy duty in December, 1974 as Commander (MC), USNR, medical officer of a destroyer squadron. Died in his sleep of pulmonary congestion at Subic Bay in the Philippines and buried with full military honors at the MCAS El Toro cemetery (now El Toro - Orange County Memorial Park). Bill is survived by his wife Sandra and their two daughters, Tara, a Naval Aviator, and Erin, an Air Force officer. 
El Toro Memorial Park
Lake Forest
Orange County
California, USA
Plot: Lot 19xxSpace 10 Section LO Block 13
Created by: Jack Davison
Record added: Sep 10, 2012
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