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2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


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Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   513
Name   Branick, Bruce Warren
Birth Date   27 March 1921
Birth Place   Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota
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Service Branch   Coast Guard


  U.S.C.G. Cutter MODOC
Rank/Grade   Radioman, 1st Class
Date of Enlistment   16 January 1942, New Orleans, LA
Date of Discharge   22 November 1945, New Orleans, LA
Service Occupation    
Locations of Military Service   North Atlantic Convoys Greenland
Battles/Campaigns   Bismarck area, Modoc received bronze star; was on perimeter of Bismarck - British sinking 1941
Special Duties, Highlights, Achievements   Antisubmarine schooling US Navy School Peak's Island- Portland ME; USCG Radio Antisub school - Atlantic City, NJ Dec. 1944
Father   Charles Earl Branick
Mother   Arvilla Adele Dingman
Spouse   Virgie Lee Caughlin
Date of Marriage    
Education   High School Equivalency Certificate, Fargo High School, Fargo, ND 1946; North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 1946; Port Arthur College Radio School 1947 -- Received FCC license; Finished sophmore year at Baylor University, Waco, TX 1948; Coyne Electrical School, Chicago, IL 1952?
Additional Biographical Information   Lived in Cuba for a year in 1936 at a copper mine, Mines de Matahambre, West end of island. 1970 published "Two IF By Sea." 2011 published "Memoirs of a Loose Cannon" as a Kindle e-book.
Date Added to Database   28 July 2015
Source of Service Information   Veteran and Discharge document
Oral History  


Documents   Branick_Bruce_Warren_Discharge