Ranger William A. Brackens 1/E, 4/B FSSF World War II and also Korea
Passed away this morning, 27 October 2006, at the Gainesville, Florida Veterans Hospital. He would have had his 82nd birthday November 24th had he lived one more month. He had his uniform and medals all ready for this years Veterans Day Parade. He thought it would be better than last years. He got to ride in the wagon, couldn't walk any more.
He was retired Army, Sergeant First Class, Ranger, First Special Service Force (FSSF), served 24 years, 14 of them in Europe. He served from Africa to Rome, got a Purple Heart in Italy, was on a hospital ship coming home on D-Day, served 2 tours in Korea another 5 years abroad. Yes, he was our Hero.
Ranger William A. Brackens 1/E, 4/B FSSF World War II and also Korea and Vietnam.
BRACKENS, WILLIAM A
- SFC US ARMY
- WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
- DATE OF BIRTH: 11/24/1924
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/27/2006
- BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 649
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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