Joseph Bratton

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Birthday
4, 1926
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jun 2, 2007 (81)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1926
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jun 2, 2007 (81)

About

For his service in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, this United States Army engineer and Lieutenant General received (among other honors) two Bronze Stars; a four-star Vietnam service medal; and a Defense Distinguished Service Medal.

Before Fame

After graduating from the United States Military Academy, he was stationed in Austria with the United States Army's Corps of Engineers. He later earned an advanced degree in nuclear engineering from MIT.

Trivia

During the late 1970s, he served as the United States Department of Energy's Director of Military Applications.

Family Life

His marriage to Louise Bratton resulted in sons named John, Joseph Jr., and James and daughters named Mari and Anne.

Associated With

He and fellow Minnesota-born military man Edwin Rawlings were both recipients of the Distinguished Service Medal.