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Lawrence C Branbson
Sergeant - Army
Lawrence Branbson
Assigned: 1375 Quarter Master Battalion
Highest Rank: Sergeant
Location of Service: Europe
Gender: male
Basic Training: Fort Benning, Georgia
Military Position: Quarter Master

Awards and Citations

  • European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
  • World War II Victory Medal
Honored by MWH

My War Stories
1943 Drafted into the Army. Basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; and Tullahoma, Tennessee.
10/1943 Left New York City for Europe aboard the RMS Aquitania. Aquitania was one of the largest ocean liners in the world and it took 14 days to cross the Atlantic and arrive in Glasgow, Scotland. They would only unload the ship at night, during the day the ship was closed due to fears of activity being noticed by the Germans. It took Lawrence three days to unload the ship before he was assigned to barracks.
1944 Lawrence hauled ammo, bodies, parachutes for the 82nd and whatever else was needed by the troops back and forth. He started in England then went to France crossing the English Channel one week after the landings in Normandy on a LST and finally Germany as the troops advanced.