Adrian Bramlett

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Bruce, MS

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Rank: Petty Officer Third Class

Petty Officer 3rd Class Adrian Bramlett served in the Navy during World War II as a Gunner’s Mate on the USS Truxtan (DD-229), a Clemson Class Destroyer. His ship ran aground at the entrance to Placentia Bay, Newfoundland in a blizzard. He attempted to swim to shore with a ship line to help stabilize the ship and was never seen again.

Bramlett is remembered as a hero who sacrificed himself trying to save his shipmates.

Bramlett was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

Age: Unknown

Date of Death: February 18, 1942

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