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Roy Lee Branham

 

 

 

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roy_branham-dexterPrivate First Class Roy Lee Branham was born on March 28, 1949 in Lancer, Kentucky to Mrs. Edra Sester. Roy lived in Ypsilanti for ten years before moving to Dexter where he lived for seven years.
 

Private First Class Branham entered the Army on September 1, 1966 completing his Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He received advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Fort Gordon, Georgia. Roy began his tour of duty in South Vietnam on April 2, 1967 serving as a Wire Systems Installer with A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Private First Class Branham died on May 11, 1967 at the 106th General Hospital in Japan of wounds received in April. Roy was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal recognizing his meritorious service while participating in combat operations in Vietnam.

Roy Lee Branham is survived by his mother, one brother and a sister. He lived for 18 years, 1 month and 13 days. He is resting in Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Roy Branham is the youngest person from Washtenaw County killed in Vietnam. He is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Dexter. His name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 19E Line 089.

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ANNA OUSLEY

His sister
KY
SOMEONE I NEVER KNEW
HE LEFT FOR VIETNAM, BEFORE I WAS BORN. THERE FOR I NEVER KNEW HIM HE NEVER KNEW HE HAD A SISTER WHO LOVED HIM VERY MUCH. I COULD NOT MISS HIM ANY MORE THAN I DO NOW IF I HAD KNOWN HIM. SOME HOW I FEEL HE KNOWS, AT LEAST I HOPE HE DOES. HE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE IN MY HEARt AS MY BIG BROTHER. I WILL ALWAYS AND FOREVER LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.
Thursday, October 25, 2001

Thurlow (Tee)  Rayment

GREW UP AS HIS NEIGHBOR & FRIEND
Roy, you were always a good friend. You are not forgotten and I visit your resting place to remind you of that. Your family and friends should know that your sacrific will always be remembered and you had a positive influence on me and others by your service to our country. Tee
Dec 9, 2011

The above two comments from www.thewall-usa.com

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