35th Infantry (Cacti) Regiment Association

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  PFC John Leslie Bratton    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Delta Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC John Leslie Bratton, who died in the service of his country on November 11th, 1968 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death John was 23 years of age. He was from West Monroe, Louisiana. John is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 39W, Line 48.

The decorations earned by PFC John Leslie Bratton include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star with V, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

SRRP 10, Ambushed on Hwy 19 while returning to LZ Joan

John is buried in the Mt. Vernon Church Cemetery on Old Fenner Road in Ouachita Parish, LA. Ouachita Parish surrounds Monroe, LA in North central Louisiana. To find the cemetery take Rt 34 South west out of W. Monroe, LA, through the towns of Brownville and Bawcomville. Where Rt. 34 meets local Rt. 557 turn left. Within a couple of miles you will come to a crossing. To your left the road is Fannin Rd. To the right it is called Mt. Vernon Church Rd (It appears that Mt. Vernon Church Rd and Old Fenner Rd is the same road.) The cemetery should be a short distance down this road.