Ceibert C. Bragg

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DOVER - Ceibert C. Bragg, died on May 22, 2011 at Cadia-Capitol Nursing Home, Dover, Delaware in the presence of his loving family. "CB", as he was affectionately known by so many, was born June 27, 1921 in Eskdale, West Virginia to Ira J. and Mary Cox Bragg. After graduating from Annapolis High School, he enlisted in the Army during WW II and served his country in the Army Air Corp as a gunner/engineer on a Martin Marauder B-26 as a member of the 454th Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group. His airplane, "Honest Injun", was in the third wave of the invasion of Normandy and was tasked with targeting German tank forces. During an aerial engagement his plane was attacked by two Messerschmitt fighters; CB engaged both and was credited for destroying one. For his actions, CB earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 9 clusters and numerous other recognitions. After 63 combat missions, he entered pilot training and was released upon cessation of hostilities. He reenlisted after discharge and served during the Korean War. He retired as a Master Sergeant after 21 years military service in 1963. CB started with General Foods as a mechanic and retired after 20 years. He was very active in the Harrington Moose, obtaining the rank of Pilgrim. Fond of gold prospecting, CB traveled widely in pursuit of his hobby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby; a son, David E. Bragg; his siblings, Milford M. Bragg, William H. Bragg, Robert G. Bragg, Arlie W. Bragg, Adrian J. Bragg, Orville B. "Toby" Bragg and Ruth Ross. CB is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Bragg, Greenwood, Delaware; his sons, Clyde I. and his wife, Cheri Bragg, Viola, Delaware; Thomas W. and his wife, Pam Bragg, Buford, Georgia and William C. "Rick" and his wife, Paula Bragg, Omaha, Nebraska; two daughters, Mary B. Evans, Baltimore, Maryland, and Jeannette Ann Southard and her husband, Robert E. Southard III, Milford, Delaware; two step-daughters, Cindy Thomas and her husband Bill, from Hurlock, Maryland, Sharon Harding and her husband Guy, Seaford, Delaware, as well as eight grandchildren; 12 great-grand children; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24th at Fleischauer Funeral Home, 16 W. Market St., Greenwood, Delaware. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 25th, at Hickory Ridge Congregational Church, 12237 Sussex Highway, Greenwood, Delaware. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belford Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 DE-Ceibert-Bragg.jpg/

Published in NewsZapDE on May 24, 2011
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