HPC Honors POW Capt. Richard Brenneman


UPDATED -- On Veteran’s Day, Mishawaka's Historic Preservation Commission held an unveiling of the Captain Richard C Brenneman Historic Marker at 1801 E. Third Street. Placement of the marker was to recognize Captain Brenneman’s 5+ years spent in a POW camp during the Vietnam War. Mr. Brenneman, who retired from the Air Force in 1993, was onhand for the celebration.

 
     

 

ORIGINAL STORY -- The community and news media are invited to the official unveiling of the Historic Preservation Commission's latest historical marker to be located at 1801 E Third St. in Mishawaka. The ceremony will occur on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 1pm, coinciding with Veterans Day.

The home has been identified as the home of Vietnam POW Captain Richard C. Brenneman, whose family moved into the house around 1956. Richard graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1960 and began his military duty in 1965. During the Vietnam War, Richard was in a POW camp for over 5 years. When he returned, there were celebrations at the family home and Mishawaka High School.

The public is invited to attend along with Mayor Dave Wood, members of the City Council and Historic Preservation Commission, property owner Greg Lawson and local historian Pete DeKever.


This Mishawaka Historical Marker Program was developed in 2017 by the Historic Preservation Commission to identify areas of historical significance that may not qualify as a Landmark. This is the third Historical Marker to be installed. For further information contact Christa Hill, Associate Planner, chill2@mishawaka.in.gov, or 574-258-1625.