Gabriel Brunet de Sairigné

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Gabriel Brunet de Sairigné
Born 9 February 1913
Paris, France
Died 1 March 1948
Lagnia Bien Hoa, Vietnam
Allegiance  France
Service/branch French Army
Years of service 1933 – † 1948
Rank Colonel
Commands held 13th Foreign Legion Demi-Brigade
Battles/wars World War II
First Indochina War
Awards Commander of the Legion of Honor
Compagnon de la Libération

Gabriel Brunet de Sairigné (9 February 1913 – 1 March 1948) was a French Army officer of the French Foreign Legion. He was born in Paris, and was killed in the line of duty close to Lagnia Bien Hoa (Viêt Nam).

Education[edit]

He went to the Lycée Pasteur and the Lycée Saint-Louis in Paris before joining the famous École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr in 1933.

World War II[edit]

During World War II, he participated with the Free French Forces in:

He finished the war with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, commandant in chief of the First French Free Division (in French: "Première division française libre", or "1ère DFL").

His personal notes dealing with his campaigns during World War II (exactly from 1940-02-28 to 1945-06-18) were published after his death.

First Indochina War[edit]

He was a Colonel during the First Indochina War serving with the French Foreign Legion and became the commanding officer of the 13th Foreign Legion Demi-Brigade between 21 August 1946 and his death in the line of duty on 1 March 1948.

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