Bratton, Rufus, COL

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9668-Area Intelligence Officer
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 9301, HQ Berlin Command
Service Years
1914 - 1952
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South Carolina
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Date of Passing
Mar 19, 1958
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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

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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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   1921-1922, Infantry Officer Advanced Course

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