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Caleb B. 'Pete' Bragg, 73, salesman, veteran

Caleb Braxton "Pete" Bragg, a Korean War veteran and salesman, died Aug. 4 of emphysema at North Arundel Hospital. The Glen Burnie resident was 73.

Born and raised in Culpeper, Va., Mr. Bragg graduated from Culpeper High School and attended the University of Richmond.

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He moved to Annapolis in the early 1960s and worked for Singer Co.'s sales and service department and later as a salesman for the Bronze & Plastic Specialties plant on Inverness Avenue in Baltimore. He worked most recently as a cashier at the Metro Food Market in Pasadena.

Drafted into the Army during the Korean War, Mr. Bragg saw combat in Korea and received the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

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He was a member of Pasadena United Methodist Church, where he participated in Bible classes and sang in the choir. He also enjoyed bowling and fishing and was an avid Redskins and Orioles fan.

A funeral was held Thursday at Pasadena United Methodist.

Mr. Bragg is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Elizabeth M. "Betty" Durschlag; three daughters, Joanne Stokes of Lothian, Janet Brodie of Barre, Vt., and Sandi Callari of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two stepsons, Larry Gelder of Aiken, S.C., and Chuck Gelder of Severn; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Dwyer of Glen Burnie; a sister, Ellen Putnam of Culpeper, Va.; eight grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and a step-great-granddaughter.


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