|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1939|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 2012|
Thomas Charles Brandt was born October 15, 1939 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Marcus Milton and Ruth Reeves Brandt. Tom joined the U.S. Navy at the age of seventeen and proudly served on the USS Vancouver, the USS Guide, the USS Tripoli, and after three tours of duty in Vietnam, retired with 21 years of service. He was employed by South Central Bell Telephone Company in Tyler, Texas and retired in May 2008 with 35 years of service. Tom was a member of First Baptist Church of Marshall and the Faith Sunday School Class.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, brother Grady Benton Brandt and half-sister Sunshine Mayers Thompson.
He is survived by his wife Donna Pittman Brandt; three children, Stephanie and Miles Hart of Big Sandy, Texas, Samuel Thomas Brandt and Amanda of Flint, Texas and Donald Charles Brandt and Courtney of Gladewater, Texas; sisters, Linda Allen and Rosalie Fry of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law, Cynthia Brandt of Houston, Texas; half-brother Ed and Daniella Mayers of Ashland, Virginia; five grandchildren, Carter, Eli and Hanna Brandt and Alexis, Cade and Gracie Hart.
RM1 - Radioman First Class Petty Officer (E-6) US Navy, Vietnam veteran.
Note: GPS +32.26607,-93.93202
Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
Plot: Section 2, site 81 (2 81). New interment June 14, 2012.
GPS (lat/lon): 32.26607, -93.93202
Maintained by: JB BERRY
Originally Created by: DebraAnnNelsonInman
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91838951
RM1 - Radioman First Class Petty Officer (E-6), is the sixth highest noncommissioned officer rank in the US Navy. We the people, thank you for your service in defense of freedom. R.I.P. Petty Officer Brandt.|
Added: Jul. 13, 2012
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