Gabriel Brunet de Sairigné
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|Gabriel Brunet de Sairigné|
|Born||9 February 1913
|Died||1 March 1948
Lagnia Bien Hoa, Vietnam
|Years of service||1933 – † 1948|
|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).
World War II
- 1941 : the East African Campaign (in Eritrea and Syria)
- 1942 : the Battle of Bir Hakeim, then the Tunisia Campaign
- 1943 : the Allied invasion of Sicily
- 1944 : the Operation Dragoon.
- 1944 : the campaign of Alsace.
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
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.
- Commander of the Légion d'honneur
- Compagnon de la Libération (9 September 1942)
- Croix de guerre 1939-1945 (7 citations)
- Croix de guerre des Théatres d'Opérations Extérieures (4 citations)
- Colonial medals with "Tunisia 1942-1943" and "EO" clasps
- Commemorative medal of the 1939-1945 war, with "Norway", "Africa", "France", campaign in Indochina clasps
- Les Carnets du Lieutenant-colonel Brunet de Sérigné, by André-Paul Comor, collection Nouvelles Éditions Latines, Paris, 1990.
- L'épopée de la 13e demi-brigade de Légion étrangère, 1940-1945, by André-Paul Comor, collection Nouvelles Éditions Latines, Paris, 1988.