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Robert “Ed” Edwin Branton

Honor Mission
Robert “Ed” Edwin Branton, Veteran
Benton, Arkansas – 03-07, 08-20


On May 5, 1944 Robert Edward Branton made a decision that change his life forever. This is the day he entered the US Army at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. His service information is scarce due to the fire that destroyed many personnel records. What is known is that he was in the battles and campaigns of The Battle of the Bulge, the Ardennes, the Rhineland and Central Europe. His first Battle experience was at the Battle of the Bulge, from there he went into Belgium where he was wounded and sent to a hospital. At that time he was one of 3 members of his original unit that remained. He is survived by 3 children, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren and other family members and friends. We will be honored to stand for the hero and support the family at this time.
Obituary [1]

Staging Time: 3:30 PM

Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home
6700 Alcoa Rd
Benton, Arkansas
Map [2]

Ride Captain:

Randy “Mudd” Crownover

Special Instructions:

Staging time: 3:30
Briefing time: 3:45
Flag Line: 4:00
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03-08-20
Staging Time: 11:45 AM

Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home
6700 Alcoa Road
Benton, Arkansas

Ride Captain:

Randy “Mudd” Crownover

Special Instructions:

Staging time: 11:45
Briefing time: 12:00 must attend to ride escort.
Respect line: for transfer to coach.
Escort to Pinecrest Memorial Park, 7401 Hwy 5 N, Alexander, Ar.
Graveside service scheduled for 1:00 PM.
All cagers please meet escort at the gravesight.
PGR members may be asked to help as pall bearers at the cemetery.
Military Honors and PGR presentation at the cemetery.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Randall Crownover
Position: Arkansas Ride Captain

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11 Comments To "Robert “Ed” Edwin Branton"

#1 Comment By Harold J Robinson On March 5, 2020 @ 10:17 pm

It is with the deepest respect that I wish to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this hero. He has shown himself to be a true American for serving this great country of ours. He can now RIP at our Lords side.

Harold Robinson
Ret. U.S. Army

#2 Comment By Rick Schrunk On March 5, 2020 @ 10:20 pm

Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Robert Edwin Branton. Many Thanks for his service to our country and for helping to ensure our freedoms. Our prayers are with you. May he rest in peace. Well done, Sir!
Rick & Ashley Schrunk
USAF Veteran

#3 Comment By Martha Mayland On March 5, 2020 @ 10:19 pm

My deepest sympathies to the family. Your loved one is a hero, may he rest In eternal peace with thanks for his service. Prayers for comfort and grace.

#4 Comment By Roger Vander Lugt On March 5, 2020 @ 10:54 pm

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Robert “Ed” Edwin Branton. May God keep you in His loving arms and give you His peace during this time.

Ed, as a member of “the Greatest Generation”, I thank you for your service. You are an American hero and will not be forgotten.

Roger A. Vander Lugt
USAF/Arkansas National Guard
PGR Member

#5 Comment By Tim Lamb On March 5, 2020 @ 11:03 pm

To the veterans of WWII, we owe so much, and you ask for so little. What you guys did was to have saved the world for all future generations. We could never repay the debt that you are all rightfully owed. What an amazingly modest and honorable group you are. We mourn your passing and pray that your family and friends may receive strength and comfort to carry them through this time of great loss.

Tim Lamb
PGR, Arkansas

#6 Comment By Richard Gentry On March 6, 2020 @ 5:28 am

To one of the greatest of generation Hero’s, thank you for your service to our nation, you will always be remembered as one of the very best. My prayers go out to the family and friends of such a great man . May he RIP now with our Lord.
Richard Gentry
Ret. US Air Force
Patriot Guard Ride Captain

#7 Comment By Chris ( SCOOP ) Bakalekos On March 6, 2020 @ 7:58 am

My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Robert Edwin Branton , Thank You Sir for your Service And may you rest in peace… Slow hand salute

#8 Comment By Ken McSpadden On March 6, 2020 @ 8:40 am

Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.

#9 Comment By Jerry Ashby On March 6, 2020 @ 10:10 am

Family and friends, we care deeply about your loss and consider it a privilege to stand with you in Honor of your Hero. Our Country owes PFC Branton a huge debt of gratitude for proudly serving the cause of freedom at great personal sacrifice. Prayers for comfort and strength on behalf of your family, and friends. Welcome Home Sir, Rest In Gods Eternal Peace Hero, Slow Hand Salute.

Jerry Ashby
Arkansas State Captain

#10 Comment By Freddie M On March 6, 2020 @ 9:28 pm

Thank you sir for your service. Condolences to the family.

#11 Comment By Ed Dillard On March 6, 2020 @ 9:35 pm

Thank You brave warrior for your service. A grateful nation shall never forget. Prayers for family and friends in this time of remembrance.

We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of our veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

Ed Dillard
Arkansas Patriot Guard Riders