Brittis, Anthony L.


b. February 1, 1923

d. May 29, 2015

US Army

Medical Corps

Korean War Vietnam War

Japan, Vietnam, Jordan


Legion of Merit, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, United Nations Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal


New York University 1948, NYU College of Medicine 1948

Brittis served 22 years, during both the Korean Conflict in Japan and Vietnam specializing in neurosurgery. He established the first neurosurgical unit at a hospital for the Arab army in Amman, Jordan for the State Department. Col. Brittis received the Legion of Merit for his service. While on an extended visit to Amman to see her husband, Mrs. Brittis was asked to decorate the King’s salon, which was a one year undertaking.