In Memory of
Harold M. Brandt
Watertown, South Dakota
August 13, 1923-December 15, 1944
Died of Wounds on Leyte Island, Philippine Islands
Harold M. Brandt was born to Harry Mason and Mable Estella
Brandt in Warroad, Minnesota on August 13, 1923. He moved with his family to
Watertown in 1929. He attended Watertown High School and graduated in 1941. He
also worked at Swift Produce and Nelson Hardware in Watertown, SD. He enlisted
in the armed services on January 20, 1943 at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota.
He was a paratrooper serving with Company F, 511th
Parachute Infantry of the 11th Airborne Division. He was sent
overseas on May 12, 1944. He was mortally wounded on December 8, 1944 on Leyte
Island in the Philippines and died on December 15, 1944.
His father and mother, two sisters, Miss Glenna Brandt and
Miss Jean Brandt and two brothers, Marvin and Richard survived him, at the time
of his death. His father and one brother, Richard, lived in Watertown. The
rest of family was residing in San Diego, California.
This entry was respectfully submitted by
Bonnie Bjork, Pierre, South Dakota, August 7, 2002. Information for this entry
was provided by South Dakota Veterans bonus records, Duane Smith, Sioux Falls,
SD, the archives of the Watertown Public Opinion and the Watertown High School