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Gov. Perry Names Brieden to Texas Veterans Commission

Friday, September 12, 2003  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the reappointment of John A. Brieden of Brenham to the Texas Veterans Commission for a term to expire Dec. 31, 2007. The commission helps veterans and their families secure rights and benefits provided by law.

Brieden, recently elected national commander of the 2.8 million-member American Legion, is a State Farm Insurance agent. He also has served as past chair of the American Legion’s National Legislative Commission, on the National Economic Commission and as past commander of the Department of Texas. Brieden is a former board member of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund of Texas, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team.

Brieden was a captain in the U.S. Army, where he was chosen to serve on the first Ranger Battalion since WWII and was awarded the Soldiers’ Medal for Heroism. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.

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