April 10, 1963
Engineman Second Class
UNITED STATES NAVY
Richard Paul Brann was born on March 31, 1939, in Waterville, Maine. He attended Williams High School until his junior year when his family moved to Windsor Locks, Connecticut. He was graduated from high school in Windsor Locks, and immediately enlisted in the Navy. From recruit training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, he volunteered for submarine duty, and completed the basic course of instruction at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut in February 1957. His first sea duty was in the submarine U.S.S. Wahoo (SS 565), in which he became qualified as a submarine and received his silver dolphins.
He returned to New London in July 1959, for advanced training in the nuclear-power program. In February 1961, he received orders to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where he became a member of the crew of the U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593).
Richard had been awarded the Navy's Good Conduct Medal, and a letter of commendation from the commanding officer of the U.S. S. Wahoo (SS 565).
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Richard P. Brann of Somersworth, New
Hampshire; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brann of Windsor Locks, Connecticut,
and his brothers, Raymond and Danny Brann.