James Calvin Brandon

9357 Colony Pointe Dr E
Indianapolis, Indiana
Home: 317 842-9151
Work: 317 979-7080
Email: jamesbrandon07@att.net


What song most reminds you of your school days?  
The Great Pretender
What teacher most influenced you?  
J. Pope Dyer
Which reunions have you attended?  

Fondest memories of your days at Central:
Football and influence of Coach Etter, Farmer, Seaton and Newton!!


My life since graduation:  
Graduated form Middle Tennessee in 1964. Appointed Second Lieutenant, Regular Army, Infantry. Served for 28 years retiring in 1992 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Served tours of duty at Fort Belvoir, Va, Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Rucker, Ala, Fort Knox, Ky, Fort Benning, Ga and Fort Benjamin Harrison, In. Attended the following schools, Airborne, Ranger, Engineer Officer Basic, Fixed Wing and Helicopter Schools, Armor Officer Advanced Course and Command And General Staff College. Masters Degree from Troy State. Overseas tours--Viet Nam, Thailand, Formosa, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Turkey. Staff and Faculty at the Aviation Center, Armor School, Infantry School and Chairman of the Army ROTC program at Indiana University/ Purdue University, Indianapolis. Served in Army Recruiting Command and Director of Operations for Department of Defense in support of the 10th Pan American Games. After retiring from the Army worked in the Insurance and Mortgage business, Indianapolis Public School, Hamilton Southeastern School, Carmel Clay School Systems and Indiana University/Purdue University. I still stay active by working 3 days a week as an accident investigator for a legal firm.
Now that you are totally bored, I'll tell you about the real important part of my life! I married Jacqueline Ann Henderson my Junior year at Central (she attended the old Kirkman High School) Tony our oldest son, who in now a minister in Oregon was born our senior year, Keith Edward came along a month after we graduated from Middle Tennessee in May 1964. He resides in Indianapolis and is in the Food Service Business. We have two grandsons and granddaughters. After 51 years of marriage we certainly feel blessed!!!