|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1917|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1945|
Pfc. Earl Austin Bradbury Marine, Dies on Okinawa
A telegram has been received from the War Department stating that PFC. EARL AUSTIN BRADBURY had died June 1 from wounds received in battle on the Island of Okinawa. Born and reared here, he was graduated from the Picher High school and joined the Marines in 1943. After nine months in San Diego, Calif., he was sent to Honolulu for an additional nine months training. He fought in the battles of Guam, Saipan and Okinawa and had many citations.
Prior to his entry into the armed forces, he was employed by the Cameron Henderson mine, the Davis Big Chief mine and the Tennessee Valley authority for one year. He was a member of the Union church of this city.
Pfc. Bradbury was married to Mrs. Daphne Davis in March, 1942, and she with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. U. Bradbury; one stepson, Jackie Lee Davis; three brothers, Clyde, Ray and Sam; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Porter, Tucson, Ariz., and June Bradbury of this city; his grandmother, Mrs. Sam Bradbury, and an uncle, Sam Bradbury Jr., both of Picher survive him.
Thus another Picher boy has given his life for his Country and the Tribune joins with their many friends in extending sympathy to his loved ones.
Assigned: First 155th Milimeter Howitzer Battalion Fleet Marine Force, Pacific
Daphne Dale McColloch Bradbury (1889 - 1949)*
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 36.91172, -94.87804
Created by: Elizabeth Gunderson
Record added: Jan 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103622856
Judy K. Roberts
Added: Jan. 23, 2015
Bless You for being such wonderful man with such a big heart for your family and making the ultimate sacrifice for you country. I think of you every day.|
Added: Jan. 15, 2013