Sunday, October 25, 2009

Major William V. Brummett, 1921-2000

The Daily Iowegian - 10-11 February 2000
  William V. Brummett, 78, of Centerville died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.
  He was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Jerome, the son of William and Mary (Duncan) Brown.
  Survivors include a brother, Richard Brown and his wife, Albena, of Davenport; special friend Thelma Cathcart; and a niece and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents.
  He attended Jerome School for 10 years, then graduated from Numa High School.  He also attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College and Centerville Junior College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in March 1941, completed Armament and Gunnery school, then flew as an aerial gunner off the northwest coast after the attack on Pearl Harbor.; He was accepted as an aviation cadet and completed flight school, winning his wings in 1943.  Following transition in medium bombers he went to Europe when the air was was heavy. After the invasion he was in France until Germany's surrender. Upon return from Germany he was released from active duty to the Army Air Force Reserve and retired from the service in 1962.  He was awarded many medals and citations.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Johnson-Lange Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Miller, C.PP.S., officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery with military rites. A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. 

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