Robert William Brandt
(1924-1978)

 

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Marilyn Dolores Perry

Robert William Brandt 590

  • Born: 26 Dec 1924, Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington 2173
  • Marriage: Marilyn Dolores Perry on 15 Jul 1949 in Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington 2172
  • Died: 27 Nov 1978, Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington aged 53

bullet   Cause of his death was Cardio-respiratory arrest due to generalized arteriosclerosis.

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bullet  General Notes:

Robert graduated from North Central High School with the January class of 1943. He enlisted on January 10 at age 18 years and entered into active service ten days later at Fort Lewis, WA. Basic training took place in Kansas. He was assigned to the 1st Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the Air Force and attended service schools of Meteorology and Communications at Pamona CA and Eugene Or. He was an expert marksman with carbine and pistol. August 10, 1945 he was shipped to Okinawa arriving September 9. The U.S. atom bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9. He flew B-29 photo recon missions over both cities. Though Japan officially surrendered on August 15, the news had not reached Japanese soldiers in the field, and where it had, many did not believe it, so there were still Japanese soldiers holed up in caves on Okinawa, and Americans were still being killed by sniper fire, land mines, etc. B-29's still were being fired on. Monsoons, with their high winds and flooding, created problems. On February 21, 1946 Robert shipped out for home, arriving on March 6 and was formally discharged at Fort Lewis, WA on March 11, 1946. Time in service was 3 years. 1 month., 22 days. Decorations and citations:
American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal. He was 21 years old.
In September he enrolled at Washington State College (WSU). In November 1948 Robert met Marilyn Perry, also a student. On July 15, 1949 they were married at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Spokane, WA. Marylyn Meisner ( Anderson), Jane Jette (Hammer), and Millie Noble (now Hinchy) were maid-of -honor and brides maids, respectively. Brother Carl was Robert's best man, with brother Harold and, business partner, Donald Livinsparger attending as ushers. On their honeymoon Robert and Marilyn drove to Canada, stopping at Johnson's Canyon to visit Bannf, Lake Louise, and surrounding sites, then on to Calgary, Waterton Lakes, Glacier Park, and Yellowstone. All in one week. Robert was working as a carpenter in the building of the new St. Augustine's Catholic church and had only 1 week off. In September, Robert and Marilyn returned to Pullman and college. In June 1950 Robert graduated with a degree in Physical Metallurgy. He had, under consideration, a job with a mining company in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, but it was decided that he should come back to Spokane and become an active, working partner, with brothers Carl and Harold, and Donald Livinsparger (whom he had met through John Evanoff while working at Brown Industries in the Spokane Valley prior to the war) at Kruger Sheet Metal Co.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Owner/Partner Of Krueger Sheet Metal Co.

Residence, After 26 Dec 1924, 414 E. Baldwin, Spokane WA. 2174


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Robert married Marilyn Dolores Perry, daughter of Earl Raymond Perry and Charlotte Dolores Bursell, on 15 Jul 1949 in Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington.2172 (Marilyn Dolores Perry was born on 9 Mar 1929 in Spokane, Washington.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Minister: Rev. E. J. Aschenbrenner Of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Spokane WA.

Witnesses: Marylyn O. Meisner And Carl Walter Brandt.




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