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army officer

Francis G. Brink, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Commendation Ribbon, Purple Heart. Commander British Empire, Order Yun Hui, Order Pao Ting.


Brink, Francis G. was born on August 22, 1893 in Marathon, New York, United States. Son of Lawrence J. and Martha S. (Sheldon) Brink.


Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1916. Graduate Infantry School, basic course, 1921, Command and General staff schedul, 1936.


Instructor in physical training, Cornell Univercity, 1916. Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1917, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general. Served through World War I.

With 2d Infantry Division, 1919-1920. Instructor Infantry School, 1921-1923. With 27th Infantry, Hawaii, 1923-1928.

Assistant professor military science and tactics Louisiana State University, 1928-1934. With 16th infantry, Governor’s Island, New York, 1937-1938, 31st Infantry, Philippines, and as force commander, 1938-1941. United States Military observer and liaison for War Department, Singapore, Java and Burma, on General Wavell’s staff, 1941-1942.

In first Java Campaign, 1942. In Hawaii, Aleutians, Alaska, China and Burma operations, 1942-1944. Chief of operations division Southeast Asia Command, 1944-1945, 1945 to end of war, G-3 Tactical Headquarters.

United States Army Forces, China, 1945-1946. China liaison officer to AFPAC, Manila and Tokyo. Duty with USAFC, Shanghai and Japan.

Chief joint advisory staff, A.A.G., Nanking, China, 1946-1949. Commanding general O.M.D. 2d Army 1949-1950. Chief M.A.A.G. Mission, Saigon, Indo China since 1950.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Divisional Tactics and Administration, General Staff, 1938. Corps, Army Operations, 1938. Also several military publications outlining tactics and strategy for operations in Pacific and Asia theaters of operation during World World War World War II.


Married Florence Roos, August 18, 1917. Children: Esther Roos, Robert Sheldon, Leilani Tryon.

Lawrence J. Brink

Martha S. (Sheldon) Brink

Florence Roos

Leilani Tryon Brink

Robert Sheldon Brink

Esther Roos Brink