Log In

Donald W. Brann Edit Profile

army officer.

Donald W. Brann, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit (United States); Chevalier Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm, (France) Italian Order of the Crown, Silver Star (Italy); Honorary Commander Order British Empire; Polish Gold Cross of Merit with Swords; Czechoslovakian War Cross; War Medal, Order of Military Merit, National Order of Southern Cross (Brazil).


Brann, Donald W. was born on September 26, 1895 in Rushville, Indiana, United States. Son of Oliver Canby and Dorothy Brann.


Student Purdue University, 1913-1914, University of Michigan, 1914-1915. Graduate company officers training course, Infantry School, 1931, Command and General staff schedul, 1935. Army War College, 1938.


1 daughter, Dorothy Ballard (wife of Lieutenant Colonel Dorsey E. McCrory). Entered United States Army as Second lieutenant, infantry, 1917, advancing through the grades to major general, 1944.


Member Phi Delta Theta.


Married Dorothy Teel, December 27, 1922.

Oliver Canby

Dorothy Brann

Dorothy Teel