David Anthony Braun

May 31, 1984April 18, 2019

David Anthony Braun, 34, crossed over to the other side unexpectedly April 18th 2019. He was born and raised in Marietta Ohio. Following High School graduation, his path led him in to the USMC. After serving two deployments in Iraq. His continued interest in the military led him to join the U.S. Army. He served two additional tours, one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal. Additionally, he earned a Sharp Shooter award for rifle and a Marksman award for pistols. He attended South West Florida College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public service. In 2009, he married Whitney who he’d met shortly after joining the Army. After his retirement from the military, he utilized his bachelor’s degree to become a Juvenile Corrections Officer in Atlanta Georgia. He was predeceased by his grandparents Frank and Rose Chutes as well as Ralph and Geraldine Braun. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Whitney Braun. He also leaves his parents, Dana and Linda Braun, brother, Michael Braun (RaeAnn) and their children Jaden and Mackenzie. Also surviving him are his therapy dogs, Kicker and Zodiac. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, April 28th at 1pm at the Grace United Methodist Church, 1801 East Cherry St. Plant City, FL 33563


  • Dana R. Braun, Father
  • Linda Chutes Braun, Mother
  • Whitney Harrison Braun, Wife


  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 28, 2019


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Paul Hannaway

May 7, 2019

The most motivated Marine one would ever meet. I had the honor to served alongside with David Braun in Iraq with Anti-Terrorism BN. I watched him grow from a young Marine graduating boot camp, arriving to his first fleet unit, and quickly deploying to defend our great nation. He’s a true hero, American, husband, and brother to all who wear the uniform. His smile would brighten the darkest of days for all of us in harms way. Surely when the sun shines down, it’s David letting us know he’s still with us, smiling bigger than ever. Never forgotten. Semper Fi,
SgtMaj Paul Hannaway

Marshall Coleman

May 6, 2019

He had a heart of gold.

Andrew McLaren

May 5, 2019

I deployed to Baghdad Iraq with Braun in 2005 while we were both in the U.S Marine Corps Anti-Terrorism Battalion. I remember him clearly as a highly motivated Marine who was always smiling, positive, funny and unselfish.

Braun was well liked by everyone who met him. He is missed. Rest In Peace brother. Semper Fidelis!

Prayers for you and your loved ones.
Till Valhalla

Jaime Balderrama

May 5, 2019

Such an awesome brother. Always willing to do anything for you, no questions asked. God willing we will again see each other some day. Rest in peace brother.

James Dunaway

May 5, 2019

Such a great Man, Marine, Soldier, American Rest easy brother.

Nate Tomanek

May 5, 2019

Semper Fi brother,
A true warrior who wasn't afraid to stand up and fight for his country. I'll see you again on the other side.

Michael Carr

May 5, 2019

May you rest in peace Brother.
ATBN A Co. 2006 - 2007
2/9 Echo / Golf Co. 2007-2009

Andrew Gray

May 3, 2019


You were the most kind and gentle soul I ever met. The world is a better place for having you in it. I, as well as everyone who ever had the pleasure of knowing you will miss you forever. My condolences to your wife, Whitney and your parents. I will see you again in heaven brother.

Semper Fi

Te’ Keisha Covington

May 3, 2019

David, what can I say? He will be truly missed. His energy, enthusiasm, and zest for life was contagious in his presence. He was fearless and wanted to experience any and everything. Always researching and looking for the next adventure to embark on. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one that learned new ideas and concepts from him. We spent most of our time riding our bikes and going to the gun range. That was our exciting yet relaxing time. He would call me all the time talking about moving back to Florida and us opening a motorcycle shop. Oh and wasn’t he excited about it! David’s the type of person, once he gets an idea and become excited about something, he never stops talking about it lol. He would go into detail how we would go about obtaining customers, how and when we would get a building, supplies, etc. I wish that I had gotten more time with him. I guess I always seem him as Superman. He has done things that most people have only read about. I love you David. I will always carry you in my heart and thoughts.

matthew Robison

May 1, 2019

RIP Buddy.