I heard back this morning from the Volksbund. Here is what the Herr Kirchmeier had to say:
thank you very much for the information about the tag. Please send us the
tag by post. We will try to identificate the soldier. Perhaps we can find
out where he is buried.
May I use your fotos for a little articel in our internet-site?
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V.
Tel.: 05 61 - 70 09 - 1 39
Fax: 05 61 - 70 09 - 2 85
So, of course I emailed back right away and said I would be pleased to let them use the 'fotos' and asked if they would let me know if they found Joh. Brandl's grave or heirs. Now I have to get off my duff and send the tag to them.