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In Memory of
Francis X. Brennan

LTC (Ret) Francis X. Brennan passed away on April 7, 2015 at age 75. He was a member of Chapter 54 and a life time member of the Special Forces Association.

LTC Francis X. Brennan Special Forces

Francis was born in 1940. He graduated from Arlington High School (Massachusetts) where he was a noted athlete.

He graduated from Norwich University in 1964 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army as an Armor officer. He deployed to Vietnam three times to include one tour with the 5th Special Forces Group and Mobile Strike Force.

Following his deployments to Vietnam, he remained in the Army until he retired in 1986. His last assignment was as the Deputy Group Commander, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

He was the recipient of numerous military awards including two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts, and other awards and decorations.

After retirement from the Army - serving 22 years - he entered the security field. He then taught college which was followed with another career change - that of Department Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Program at Marian Court College.

On May 32, 2018 he was honored at the groundbreaking ceremony of Norwich University's new Bi-Centennial granite stairway that marks the university's 200th anniversary. Norwich University is located in Northfield, Vermont. He has been referred to as "Norwich University's most decorated Vietnam veteran".



LTC Francis X. Brennan, Legacy.com.


"A Decorated Life", Norwich Record, the alumni magazine of Norwich University.



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