Braun, Russell - U.S. Army

Unga, Alaska

Russell Braun, Pvt., was born 4 Nov 1923, his parents were Grace (Larsen) and Leo Braun. He spent much of his youth on Unga Island and in communities in Alaska learning to fish and hunt. 

Russell joined the U.S. Army 8 Oct 1942, he was stationed on the Gen. M. M. Patrick.  He served in the Signal Corps branch of the Army as a radio operator and code breaker during World War II.  After five years of service he received a discharge in 1947.   Russell enjoyed golfing in his retirement.

Status: deceased, 20 Sept 2005

Photo courtesy:  Larsen Family







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