Monday, November 28, 2022

Military Service: Major Max F. Brumfield, WWII Marine

Major Max Freeman Brumfield

1 February 1921 MS – 5 June 2004 CA

Son of Charles Edgar Brumfield & Katie Leona Freeman



World War II & Korean Conflict, US Navy 

Max was a college student when World War II broke out. He served in the Marines throughout the war and stayed in through the Korean Conflict. He was a major when he retired in 1964. 

Image from Fold3

Service details from his obituary:

Mr. Brumfield attended Southern Louisiana University until his education was interrupted by World War II. He was a proud member of the U. S. Marine Corps, graduating first in his class of 400 at Parris Island boot camp. He served as a communications officer in Honolulu in the 1940s, during the Korean conflict in the ‘50s and aboard the Navy’s USS Eldorado during the ‘60s. As officer – in – charge of recruiting in New Orleans, his station led the nation from 1955 – 58. Other assignments included teaching at the Army Artillery School at Ft. Sill, Okla., and performing defense and prosecutorial legal work for the judge advocate general at Camp Pendleton. He retired as a major in 1964.

Source: Max Freeman Brumfield. (McComb, MS: Enterprise – Journal, 13 Jun 2004) 3; digital image, accessed May 2022.

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