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Luther Harvey Brady
Birth: Jun. 24, 1924
Round Rock
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1974
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Luther was born in Round Rock, Texas. He was the 5th son of Edward Wesley Brady and Ethel Joiner. Ethel died when he was just two years old, so he went to live with his Aunt Effie (Ethel's twin) and his cousin, Bernice, until he got older and his father had married again, to Kathleen Connell.

Luther joined the Army Air Force when he was just 17. He and his four other brothers all served in the Air Force. He was a radioman during WW II in the "Thirsty 13th" Squadron, which was a cargo plane that delivered supplies to all the bases in the Phillipines. For more information on this, there is a site on line with photos called Thirst13th.com. He was very good at playing cards, and was nicknamed "Diamond Jim". After he came back from the Philippines, he was stationed at Castle AFB in Merced, where he met and married Lin Mae Freeman. They moved around a lot while he was in the Air Force, and the family lived in, Modesto, Ca., Sandwich, Ma., Syracuse NY., Duluth Mn., Dreux, and Evreux France, and San Jose Ca. He also was stationed in Newfoundland. He retired in San Jose in 1966 as a satellite controller, and went to work for Lockheed, who sent him to Greenland. He later worked for Philco-Ford, and was sent to the island of Guam for two years, where my Mom and I joined him in 1971.

After being called "Jim" all of his years in the Air Force, he began using his real name, "Lu", after he retired. He got his BA from West Valley College in San Jose. Luther died in San Jose on Christmas morning in 1974 of a heart attack. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Wesley Brady (1886 - 1948)
  Ethel Joiner Brady (1892 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Lin Mae Freeman Brady (1929 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Grace Estelle Brady (1911 - 1911)*
  Dolph Wesley Brady (1913 - 1989)*
  Walter E Brady (1917 - 1972)*
  Luther Harvey Brady (1924 - 1974)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Memorial Park
Merced
Merced County
California, USA
Plot: Section 14 Plot 70
 
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Record added: Mar 12, 2009
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