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Lieut Roy Donald Bratton
Birth: Nov. 3, 1944
Union County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1969, Vietnam

Air Force 1st Lt. Roy Bratton, 25, of Adamsburg, S.C., was shot down while piolting a plane over enemy territory. He had been stationed in DeNang, Vietnam excatly four months when his death was reported.
He reported for active duty February 1967 and recived a year's flight training. He was a member of the 421st Tactical Fighters Squadron and at last report he had flown over 100 missions.
He was a 1962 graduate of Lockhart School, where he was a member of the basketball, football and baseball teams, a graduate of Clemson University, where he recived his commision, a member of the college Air Force Reserve Officer's Training Course and manger of Clemson Football team for a brief period.
He was the son of Sadie Adams Bratton and the late Horace Bratton. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ruth B. Sweatt of Union; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Addie Bratton, of Rt. 3, Union; two nephews and one niece.
Services was conducted at Phillipi Baptist Church, burial was in the church cemetery with full Military Rites.
Honorary escort: Maxie Bailey, Keith Parks, Blake and Bruce Morgan, Ed Greer, Nicky Cudd, Dennis Belk, James Harold Sims, Eddie Glance, Jimmy Blair, Jimmy Parks, Neil Howell, Jerry McDonald, Jimmy Trakas, Jerry Brannon, Clarence Miller, Tommy and Henry Sinclair, Bert Capps Jr., James Grady, Heyward Smith and Charlie Wilson.
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Taps

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lake, from the hill
From the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh

Thanks and praise, for our days,
‘Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars
‘Neath the sky
As we go, this we know,
God is nigh

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Thanks Shuree Burgess for the picture.
 
 
Burial:
Philippi Cemetery
Union
Union County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 19, 2006
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Lieut Roy Donald Bratton
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