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(courtesy of Anna Pierce)

HOPE MILLS -- Gerald Nicholas Brannon, 69, of 204 Beechwood St. died Sunday.

He retired from the Army as a sergeant major.

The funeral will be conducted with full military honors at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Reeves Funeral Home chapel.

Mr. Brannon is survived by his wife, Sara Brannon of the home; two daughters, Yvonne B. Clifford of Raleigh and Marian B. Jones of Fayetteville; three stepdaughters, Kyna McMahan, Lana Hood and Alison Houser, all of Fayetteville; a stepson, Preston Houser of Houston; two brothers, Charles Butler and Brian Butler, both of Meadville, Pa.; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

(The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, NC, 26 Sep 1995 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

Military decorations include:
  •  Combat Infantry Badge w/2 Stars
    WW II Victory Medal *
  •  Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster
  •  National Defense Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster
  •  Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 device
    Korean Service Medal
  •  Vietnam Service Medal
  •  Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  •  Good Conduct Medal, 1st thru 9th awards
  •  United Nations Service Medal.

* One of only 308 holders of third award of the CIB recorded at the Infantry Museum.

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