Father Albert Braun O.F.M.

Father Albert Braun O.F.M. (HMHTH)

Location: Phoenix, AZ 85007 Maricopa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 26.895', W 112° 5.659'

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Born September 5, 1889 Died March 6, 1983

Father Albert was a young missionary and teacher to the Mescalero Apaches in New Mexico and other tribes in Arizona.
Father Braun was an Army chaplain in World War I and World War II receiving the Purple Heart and two Silver Stars for his heroic service. He was a prisoner of war for 40 months in the Phillipines.
He came to Arizona in 1949 and assisted the poor in McNary, Parker on the Colorado River and St. John's Indian Mission. He was also a teacher at St. Mary'sHigh School in Phoenix.
Discouraged Hispanics in Central Phoenix needed a church and Father Braun told them, "Bring me a brick and together we will build a church." The bricks came and the church was built.
His legacy lives in in the thousands of lives he touched. So revered was he that upon his death, the Mescalero Apaches claimed his body for burial among them.
"He lifted the spirits of people and gave them dignity"
Awards:
Two Silver Stars · Purple Heart · Legion of Merit · Arizona Medal of Honor · Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame

Architect: Robert Gomez
Sculptor: Carlos Ayala
Landscape Architect: Ruben L. Valenzuela
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HM NumberHMHTH
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Placed ByFriends of Father Albert Braun
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 2:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 398291 N 3701517
Decimal Degrees33.44825000, -112.09431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 26.895', W 112° 5.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 26' 53.70" N, 112° 5' 39.54" W
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Area Code(s)602
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1690 W Jefferson St, Phoenix AZ 85007, US
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