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In Memory of

Edward Hall Bryant

October 21, 1922 - July 21, 2017

Obituary


Edward Hall Bryant, Jr. (Lt Col, retired USAF), passed away on July 21, 2017, at his home in Colorado Springs, CO. He was a 50-year resident of San Antonio, TX and spent the last four years in Colorado Springs with family.

Edward was born in Clarksville, Missouri on October 21, 1922. He was the son of Edward Hall Bryant and Genia Bryant. He was one of 12 children and grew up on a farm. He entered military service on October 20, 1942. Over the next 29 years he served his country as an Air...

Edward Hall Bryant, Jr. (Lt Col, retired USAF), passed away on July 21, 2017, at his home in Colorado Springs, CO. He was a 50-year resident of San Antonio, TX and spent the last four years in Colorado Springs with family.

Edward was born in Clarksville, Missouri on October 21, 1922. He was the son of Edward Hall Bryant and Genia Bryant. He was one of 12 children and grew up on a farm. He entered military service on October 20, 1942. Over the next 29 years he served his country as an Air Force pilot. He flew B-17 combat missions over Germany in WWII, served in the occupation of Germany, flew support missions in the Far East, supported cadet training at the Air Force Academy in it's early years and flew the AC-47 in combat during the war in Vietnam. At his retirement in 1971, he had over 8500 hours of military flying. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and ten air medals. Following his Air Force career he sold real estate for 12 years in San Antonio.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents and 10 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Gertrude, brother Joe of Florida, son Charles and wife Barbara of Colorado Springs, daughter Cathleen Bryant of Garden Grove, CA, grandson Andrew Bryant and wife Emily and great grandchildren Connor and Ellie of Colorado Springs, grandson Michael Bryant and wife Olivia and great grandchildren Edward and Vienna of Nashville, TN, granddaughter Chrystal Haith of Garden Grove, CA, and 46 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Air Force Academy cemetery on September 15th at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers please donate to the USO or the Gary Sinise Foundation.