In Memoriam

Peter Branton, a native of Greenville, Mississippi, entered the US Army in 1942 and attained the rank of Captain. He served during World War II with the 104th Infantry Division in Europe, during the Korean War, and was a Prisoner of War in 1945.   He was inducted into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 1999 at Fort Benning, Georgia. His military record includes the Bronze Star (for Meritorious Service) with Valor Devise and Oak Leaf Cluster (for Heroic Achievement), Purple heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Prisoner of War Medal. He also received the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Europe-Africa-Middle East Medal.

In 2001 he served as President of the National Timberwolf Association.

In 1996 he designed and commissioned the development of this National Timberwolf Association Website.  From 1996 until March, 2004 he served as the sole administrator for the website.   In addition to maintaining the Award-Winning site, he provided historical perspective for visitors and was instrumental in locating or providing contact with hundreds of current and former Timberwolves.   His devotion to these pursuits and his formidable knowledge of the history of the 104th Infantry Division will be greatly missed.

Thank you, Pete....Timberwolf Up!

Peter Royal Branton, III
August 4, 1922 - March 14, 2004