Brooke, Edward William, III, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 1542, 1st Battalion, 366th Infantry
Service Years
1941 - 1945



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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Washington, DC
Last Address
Coral Gables, Florida

Date of Passing
Jan 03, 2015
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Honorably Discharged WW II

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Last Known Activity
BROOKE, Edward William, III, a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Washington, D.C., October 26, 1919; attended the public schools of Washington, D.C.; graduated from Howard University, Washington, D.C., in 1941; graduated, Boston University Law School 1948; captain, United States Army, infantry, with five years of active service in the European theater of operations; chairman of Finance Commission, city of Boston 1961-1962; elected attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1962; reelected in 1964; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1966; reelected in 1972 and served from January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1979; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978; first African American elected to the Senate by popular vote; lawyer; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 23, 2004; awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on July 1, 2008, for recognition of his service to the nation; is a resident of Miami, Fla.

Sen. Brooke passed away at his home in Coral Gables, Florida on January 3, 2015.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 366th Infantry
  1941-1945, 1542, 1st Battalion, 366th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
Howard UniversityBoston University
  1936-1941, Howard University
  1946-1948, Boston University
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