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Morin Bradburn
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1918
Death: Aug. 19, 1997
Rushville
Rush County
Indiana, USA

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star to Staff Sergeant [then Sergeant] Morin Bradburn (ASN: 55152766), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 756th Tank Battalion, 3d Infantry Division. At about 1200 hours on 17 April 1945, in the vicinity of Routles, Germany, Staff Sergeant Bradburn was blocking while the infantry was assembling to continue the advance. He was taken under fire by an 88 and although narrowly missed by the first round, he did not seek cover but stood fast, engaging the gun in a blazing duel during which the buildings beside and behind him were practically shot away. Displaying outstanding courage, and skill in the face of observed fire that narrowly missed his exposed tank on all sides, he out shot and silenced the gun. His coolness and presence of mind during the furious action enabled him to destroy a major obstacle to the advance of our forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 223 (June 23, 1945)

Action Date: April 17, 1945

Service: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Company: Company A

Battalion: 756th Tank Battalion

Division: 3d Infantry Division

Information provided by the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Cemetery Committee.

Brother: Bob E. Bradburn
 
 
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 Parents:
  Orval Bradburn (1898 - 1954)
  Mattie Scott Bradburn (1897 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Maymie Proffitt Bradburn (1922 - 2008)*
 
 Sibling:
  Morin Bradburn (1918 - 1997)
  Bob E Bradburn (1925 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Hill Cemetery
Rushville
Rush County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Greg Raike
Record added: Mar 25, 2009
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Morin Bradburn
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Morin Bradburn
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Morin Bradburn
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- Katie
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015

- Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Cemetery Committee
 Added: Jul. 25, 2011
The oldest of our military awards, the predecessor for the Purple Heart was George Washington's "Badge of Military Merit" (1782). Washington's award was resurected in 1932 as the Purple Heart and is awarded to any person wounded in action while serving in...(Read more)
- Greg Raike
 Added: Mar. 25, 2009
 
 
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