Peter R. Branton III
Captain Peter Branton, III was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 295-43, 11 September 1943. His first duty assignment was as Infantry Platoon Leader, Company I, 413th Infantry, 104th Infantry Division, Camp Adair, Oregon. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, I Company, 413th Infantry, 104th Division, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany; Patient, Hospital, Paris, France; Executive Officer, I Company, 413th Infantry, 104th Division, Germany; Prisoner of War, Stalag XII-A, Germany; Patient, 124th General Hospital, England; Patient, Kennedy General Hospital, Tennessee; Company Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia; Unit Training Officer, 8th Infantry Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Commanding Officer, Battery B, 28th Field Artillery Battalion, 8th Division Artillery, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Regimental Adjutant, Headquarters 8th Infantry Division Artillery, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | Captain Branton was also a retired former President, Woven Fabric Division, Avondale Mills; Managing Director, Avondale International and founder and owner of Branton Textiles.