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Death Certificate
for William F. Brennan indicates he died due to (1) Meningitis, (2) Perinephritic abscess and (3) Pyelonephritis.

He succumbed  in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Richmond, VA after being at that facility for three years and three months.  Since he was wounded  by a sniper in February 1945, he had been in other medical facilities for 14 months before arriving in Richmond, a total of 4 years and 5 months of medical care.

[Jumpmaster note: Meningitis is an inflammation of brain and spinal cord membranes, typically caused by an infection.. Death causes 2 and 3 both deal with kidney issues]

[courtesy of "Christina"]

Application for a grave marker for William F. Brennan and resulting stone placed  in Plot 434A, Grave 1, Saint Mary's Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre (Luzerne county), Pennsylvania..

On 16 January 1945 T/4 Brennan transferred to Company D, 508th PIR from Hq 92nd Replacement Battalion 3rd Replacement Depot.  The following day he was transferred to Company E.

T4 Brennan was wounded on 9 February 1945 and evacuated to a field hospital.  On 15 May 1945 he was dropped from the 508th rolls and administratively transferred to the Department of Patients at that hospital.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Southern France Campaign and Airborne Operations.

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