Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CPL Fred Lee Brubeck

CPL Fred Lee Brubeck is another of the members of A Company 116th Infantry during the "Great War".  Born 30 Jan 1895 in either Rockbridge or Augusta counties in Virginia to Caldwell Rice and Susan Nancy (McFadden) Brubeck, he was the youngest of 5 children.  The father worked as a farm laborer in the Moffetts Creek area of Augusta County.  Fred's father died in 1901 leaving he and his mother to live with relatives while his mother worked as a nurse.  2 of Fred's siblings were brothers neither of whom seemed to have performed any military service.  PFC Brubeck was killed in action 17 Oct 1918.  He is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

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