Charles Richard “Dick” Brehme was born 31-JAN 1909 at 3440 Ohio Street in St Louis, Missouri.  His father was William August Brehme (1876-1972) and his mother was Ida A. Lingren (1883-1956) He had one brother Arthur (1905-1973) and one sister Ruth Olivia Marie (1906-1981).  His sister married Edward John Pundmann (1888-1968).  Charles was the youngest of the siblings.  He attended grammar school completing the seventh grade.  At age 31, Charles was living with his parents in Lemay MO in South St. Louis County.  Charles married Lois Weger on 17-FEB 1945 (1911-2000).

Dick would receive a Legion of Merit Award and Bronze Star. For the rest of Dick’s story, click on the pdf

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