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LTC (Retired) Andrew L. Brandenburg

Funeral Mass for LTC (Retired) Andrew L. Brandenburg will be at 9:00 am, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawton, Oklahoma with Rev. Philip Seeton, Pastor and Deacon Jim Coe officiating.

Burial with Full Military Honors will be in the Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma under the direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.

Funeral Vigil will be held at 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Bob Quinnett, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Lawton presiding.

LTC (Retired) Andrew L. Brandenburg was born October 15, 1935 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents were Louis A. Brandenburg and Monica M. Steil of Tulsa. After graduating from Holy Family High School in Tulsa in 1954, he was drafted and served two years in the U.S. Army. He later graduated from the University of Tulsa with degrees in Journalism in 1962, Psychology in 1963, and Law in 1965. In January 1966, he returned to active duty as a military attorney in The Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps), U.S. Army.

He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Oklahoma in 1965 and the Supreme Court of the United States in 1971. While stationed at Fort Meade in Maryland, he attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he earned a M.A.S. degree in Administrative Science in 1976. In 1979, he completed the Command & General Staff College (Non-Resident) course of study.

Mr. Brandenburg retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in March 1986. In addition to various stateside assignments, he served 7-1/2 years in Germany and one year in Vietnam. While on active duty, LTC Brandenburg taught courses in Criminal Law, Business Law, Organizational Behavior, Administrative Procedures and Communications for the University of Maryland, Northwestern State University and City Colleges of Chicago.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawton and the Knights of Columbus (Council 11909) in Lawton. He was also a Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 751), a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans (Chapter 56), and a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 1193) in Lawton.

Survivors include one son and five daughters: Dr. Mark A. Brandenburg and wife Kelly of Oklahoma; Lisa A. Salamon and husband Wayne of Oklahoma; Gretchen L. Brandenburg of Texas; Karin L. Brandenburg of Washington, D.C.; Jennifer M. Smith of Oklahoma; and Joanna M. Ganiear and husband David of Texas. He is also survived by four grandsons: Ian A. Brandenburg; Noah C. Brandenburg; Tyler S. Smith; Austin C. Ganiear; and two granddaughters: Kathleen N. Salamon and Hannah M. Ganiear.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Franciscan Friars Province of the Sacred Stigmata at PO Box 839, Union City, NJ 07087-0839.

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