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Brand, Everett Eddis

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Everett Eddis Brand.

Unit/Placed in, USS California (BB-44) Battleship, United States Naval Reserve.


Everett is born approx. on Jan. 25, 1923 in Texas.


Father, Howard Brand.

Mother, Addie L. Brand.

Sisters, Faye and Louise Brand.

Wife, Rosie L. (Burns) Brand.

Daughter, Sandra E. Brand.


Everett enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 8402557.


Everett was KIA when the USS California was hit by a kamikaze during the invasion of Lingayen Gulf on Jan. 6, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Everett is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Miller Grove Cemetery, Miller Grove, Hopkins County, Texas, USA.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/44a.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Buried at Sea
USS California (BB-44) Battleship
Pear Harbor 12-7-41
His rank Seaman First Class