Bratton, Rufus, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
9668-Area Intelligence Officer
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 9301, HQ Berlin Command
Service Years
1914 - 1952
Foreign Language(s)
Japanese
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Infantry

Colonel



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1892
 
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Mar 19, 1958
 
Location of Interment
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War Department Military Intelligence Infantry Shoulder Cord Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)




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Cold War Veteran




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the Chief, Far Eastern Section of the War Department Intelligence Branch (G-2) from early 1937 to July 1944.

He intercepted and encoded the top secret Japanese 14 - Part Message. This message told the Japanese Embassy to break off all diplomatic relations with the USA early on the morning of Sunday, December 7th, 1941. He briefed General George Marshall on the immediate implications of this message. By the time the warnings of this message reached Hawaii, the Pearl Harbor attack was already in progress. 
   
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   1914-1917, 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment

First Lieutenant
From Month/Year
June / 1914
To Month/Year
- / 1917
Unit
1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment Unit Page
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
Not Specified
Location
Vancouver Barracks
Country/State
Washington
 
 
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 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment Details

1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
Type
Ground Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
1st Infantry Regiment
Strength
Battalion
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jun 7, 2018
   
   
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