|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1942|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1968, Vietnam|
S-5 Walter Lee Brannon, 25, husband of Janice Ruth Inman Brannon of Lockhart, was wounded March 23, 1968, in action against the enemies, near Saigon, Vietnam. He died died in the army hospital March 30, 1968. He volunteered for service in July 1966, and was due to be relieved of active duty in Vietnam in June 1968.
He was born in Union october 29, 1942 a son of Grady Brannon Sr. & Nellie Rochester Brannon. before entering the service he was an employee of Ottray Mill and was a member of the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Penny Renee Brannon; two sons, Walter Craig Brannon and Jeffery Scott Brannnon; eight sisters, Mrs. Sarah Gregory, Mrs. Peggy Walker, Mrs. Brenda Petty, Mrs. Carolyn Rash, Mrs. Juanita Inman, Miss Guynita Brannon, Mrs. Nancy Hope and Mrs. Mary Cox; four brothers, Barney Brannon, Grady Brannon Jr., Arthur Ray Brannon and Clifton Brannon.
You gave your life for our country and you are a true hero and one of America's best. Thank you for your effort in making our world a better place. May God bless you as you rest in perfect peace in paradise, watching over your loved ones until you're reunited again for eternity.
SOLDIER'S GRAVE -- Pearl Rivers
Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave,
A lonely, mossy mound;
And yet to hearts like mine and thine
It should be holy ground.
Speak softly, let no careless laugh,
Escape your lips where sweetly sleeps
The hero in his rest.
For him no reveille will beat
When morning beams shall come;
For him, at night, no tattoo rolls
It's thunders from the drum.
Tread lightly! for a man bequeathed,
Ere laid beneath this sod,
His ashes to his native land,
His gallant soul to God.
Rest in peace Bubba
Grady Brannon (____ - 1978)
Nellie Rochester Brannon (____ - 1998)
Peggy Brannon Walker (1935 - 1997)*
Nancy Brannon Hope (1938 - 2014)*
Walter Lee Brannon (1942 - 1968)
Grady Brannon (1945 - 2008)*
Carolyn Brannon Rash (1948 - 2015)*
Clifton L Brannon (1952 - 2011)*
Union Memorial Gardens
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Frank & Lillian
Record added: Aug 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9332108