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Clifford George Brandt

War: World War II
Parent/Wife: Parents; Richard and Luella Spouse: Jackie
City: Pittsville
Birth Date: 4 Feb 1919 Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
Death Date: 10 Jan 1946 (aged 26)
How Died: Illness
Where Died: Wisc. Rapids
Where Buried: Mound Cemetery Pittsville, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
Rank: Corp.
Branch: Army

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action


Clifford G. Brandt

"Peace, like charity, begins at home", words of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. There was most likely no peace at home when Clifford Brandt, a World War II veteran left to go fight in the army. Many families worried about their family members that went off to fight in the war, so it would not be a surprise if Clifford's family was one of those worriers. He entered the service on January 16th, 1941, leaving a son, wife, two sisters and a mother and father.

Clifford G. Brandt was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brandt on February 4th, 1919. He attended Veedum and Pittsville schools. Later he married Jaqueline Quinn and they had one son. Clifford received a medical discharge in the June of 1944. He died two years later because of an illness in the Riverview hospital on January 10th, 1946, at 4:40 p.m. Clifford died at the age of 26.

As of January 11th, 1946 a few members of Clifford's family still remain. His wife and son now reside in California. His sister, Mrs. Oscar Damar, lives in Janesville and Clifford's other sister, Ruth, lives in Pittsville.

Clifford died in 1946, the year after World War II ended. The war started in 1939 because of Germany's invasion into Poland. Clifford joined the army the year that the U.S. joined World War II on December 7th, 1941, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Finally, wise words of Albert Einstein, "I know not of what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." We have not had a world war since World War II and many people are working to keep it that way.

Allie Ott, Student
Marshfield Junior High


11 Jan 1946, Fri Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wisconsin) Newspapers.com


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