Brattin, Darrell Leroy, A1C

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Last Rank
Airman 1st Class
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Last AFSC Group
Ordnance/Maintenance (Enlisted)
Service Years
1950 - 1954
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Airman 1st Class

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Laurens, SC

Date of Passing
Jul 03, 2010
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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From Patriot Guard Riders:

His was the world of the F4U Corsair and the P-51 Mustang.......side by side with the P-80 Shooting Star and the feared F-86 Sabre. 

Darrell Leroy Brattin was an Airman in Korea.  He didn't fly the planed but his work kept them flying.  And if those aircraft didn't fly then hundreds, if not thousands, of American Soldiers and Marines would be in peril.  And it is for that dedicated service that he has earned honor.

The family of Mr. Brattin has requested the presence of the South Carolina Patriot Guard at his service on Wednesday.  I wish we could have a F-86 flyby.  It would be fitting.

Wednesday   07 JUL 10

Staging Time:   1230

Staging Location: Northside Baptist Church
                               818 Northside Church Road
                               Laurens SC 29360

Briefing Time:1250

Mission Description: Establish flag line by 1300 (1:00pm) as family receives friends prior to service.  Hold flag line until service begins at 1400.  No Escort.  No Graveside Service.

Weather: HOT.  Partly Cloudy and lower 90's at mission start.  Mid 90's by 1400.

Ride Captain:
                         Steam - Randy Stevens

He served four years for this free America.  A lot of it in a place he didin't want to be.  I'm hoping there are a few Patriots who will spend some time on Wednesday to honor that.

Randy Stevens
South Carolina Senior Ride Captain
Patriot Guard Riders

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From Kennedy Mortuary:
October 13th, 1931 - July 3rd, 2010
Daryl LeRoy Brattin, 78, husband of June Poole Brattin, of 4580 Hwy 49, died Saturday, July 3, 2010 at his home. Born in Kankakee, IL, he was a son of the late Gladys Smith Brattin. Mr. Brattin was a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired from General Motors and was a member of the United Auto Workers. Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, David Lee Brattin of Bradley, IL, Danny Ray Brattin and wife Karla of Cape Coral, FL, Judith Ann Bolt and husband Richard of Cottonwood, AZ, Vernon Roy Brattin and wife Linda of Bradley, IL, Royce Furman Brattin and wife Dannette of Bourbonnais, IL, and Amy Rebecca Rydberg of Bradley, IL; one sister Rita Smith of Limestone, IL; twenty grandchildren, three which were raised in the home, Ian Boger, Sierra Thompson and Slater Thompson; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be 2:00pm Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Northside Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ronnie Blackwell. The family will be at the residence and will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.
12:45PM to 2:00PM on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at Northside Baptist Church (map/driving directions)
2:00PM at Northside Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 (map/driving directions)
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