Bradburn, William James, EM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1945-1945, EM-0000, USS Proteus (AS-19)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Clemmons, NC

Date of Passing
May 16, 2011
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Submarine Veterans of WW IINathanael Greene Base
  1999, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1999, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Nathanael Greene Base (Member) (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
William James "Bill" Bradburn, of Clemmons, N.C., formerly of Sheradan and O'Hara, passed away peacefully Monday, May 16, 2011. He was born Sept. 8, 1922. He was the devoted husband of Jocelyn W. Bradburn and the late Ruth M. (Beese) Bradburn; loving father of Pamela (Kevin) Still, Kathleen (Steven) Hurlbut, Susan (Mark) Coleman and Jayne (Gregory) Murphy and stepchildren, Nora (Joe) Richards, Jonathan Ray and Jennifer (Jim) Schneider; and proud grandfather of Cassandra, Kailey, Micheala, Aidan, Jeremy, Nathan, Jonathan, Wilson and Kajsa. He is also survived by his beloved sisters, Ruth Rudawski, Alice B. Williams and Lucille (Ron) Myles; brother, C. Thomas Bradburn; sister-in-law, Maud McCauliffe; cousin, Marilyn (Arthur) Dilg; and many nephews, nieces and great-nephew and nieces who called him "Uncle Billy". He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jane Lonergan; brother, Robert Bradburn; as well as other beloved family members. Bill was a graduate of the class of 1939 at Langley High School. He served in the Navy as engineers mate second class on the Submarine Gato in World War II. He graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and was employed by PPG Industries where he was a senior electrical engineer for the fiberglass division. He spent his retirement volunteering as a golf ranger at Tanglewood Golf Course in North Carolina, was activelyinvolved in the Clemmons Kiwanis Club and with the Nathanael Greene Base of the Tarheel United States Submarine Veterans where he was fondly nicknamed "Gato Bill". He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, golfing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He will be greatly missed by all. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011, at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME,100 Center Ave., Aspinwall, until a memorial service at 11 a.m., followed by military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Clemmons Kiwanis Club at 7920 Lasley Forest Road, Lewisville, NC 27023, or the NC Tarheel Submariners at 4905 Reidsville Road, Walkertown, NC 27051 (checks made out to WWII Tarheel Chapter).
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Gato (SS-212)USS Fulton (AS-11)USS Proteus (AS-19)
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Gato (SS-212)
  1945-1945, EM-0000, USS Fulton (AS-11)
  1945-1945, EM-0000, USS Proteus (AS-19)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
 Colleges Attended 
  1946-1950, Milwaukee School of Engineering
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