William A. Brackens – Sergeant First Class, United States Army

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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.

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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
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