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army officer

Sereno E. Brett, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, D.S. M. Silver Star with oak leaf cluster (United States); Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with Palm (France). member first transcontinental truck convoy, Washington to San Francisco, 1919; member Infantry Board, 1931-1933, 1935-1938; Member Delta Upsilon.; Mason.

Background

Brett, Sereno E. was born on October 31, 1891 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of James and Clara Marie de Lille (Harvey) Brett.

Education

B S., Oregon State College, 1916. Graduate Infantry School, 1922, Tank School, 1926, Command and General staff schedul, 1927, Army War College, 1934.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant Infantry, Army of the United States, 1916, advanced through grades to brig general (temporary) 1942. Overseas with 1st Division, Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917. Organized and directed 37 mm.

School, Army Infantry Specialsits School, 1917-1918. Translations Tank Corps, 1918. Instructor in chief American Tank Center, Bourg, France, 1918.

Organized and commanded 327th battalion Tank Corps, 1918. As major led first American tank attack, 326th battalion St. Mihiel, 1918. Commanded 1st American Tank Brigade throughout Meuse-Argonne, 1918.

Returned to the United States, 1919. Member first transcontinental truck convoy, Washington to San Francisco, 1919. Commanded experimental tank force, Panama Canal Zone, 1923-1924.

Instructor Infantry School, 1927-1930. Executive officer Mechanized Force, 1930-1931. Member Infantry Board, 1931-1933, 1935-1938.

Foreign service, Hawaii, 1934-1935. Instructor Command and General staff schedul, 1938-1940. Chief of staff Armored Force, 1940-1941.

Commanding officer 31st Armored Regiment. 1941. 5th Armored Division, 1942-1943. Retired, physical disability.

Membership

Member first transcontinental truck convoy, Washington to San Francisco, 1919. Member Infantry Board, 1931-1933, 1935-1938. Member Delta Upsilon.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Anderson March, November 5, 1923. Children: Elizabeth Ann, James Sereno.

father:
James Marie

mother:
Clara Marie

spouse:
Elizabeth Anderson March

children:
Elizabeth Ann Brett

James Sereno Brett