|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1922|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1945|
Gordon had risen in rank of Sergeant when he and others in his unit were killed while serving overseas on April 2, 1945. After failed attempts to locate his family, the military made an 'administrative decision' to him in buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, KY when his body was returned to the States.
Gordon's father William was one-half Osage & Quapaw, therefore, Gordon and his siblings were a fourth. He is listed as such on the Osage Tribal records.
William Ernest Bratton (1898 - 1982)
Sadie Marie Lanham Bratton (1897 - 1979)
Joseph Gordon Bratton (1922 - 1945)
William Ernest Bratton (1926 - 2014)*
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Plot: E, 125-126
Maintained by: Finding Family
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3296398
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Tulsa County, Oklahoma...Killed In Action...WWII dead returned from Hawaiian Islands...Re-interred on 08/17/1949...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.|
Added: Sep. 17, 2016
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Added: Apr. 9, 2012
Dorothy Heath Miller
Added: Mar. 2, 2010