Veteran of the Week: Private Marion Andrew Brackin

Published 1:50 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019

By MELANIE POOLE / Special to the Reporter

The Veteran of the Week is sponsored by the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village — honoring America’s veterans and telling the stories of their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Private Marion Andrew Brackin as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder and CEO Tom Walker said. “He is representative of the hundreds of thousands of Alabamians who have risked it all for the sake of our country and its freedom. To all veterans we owe a debt we can never fully repay.”

Private Marion Andrew Brackin is being recognized as Veteran of the Week. (Contributed)

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Here are highlights about this week’s Veteran of the Week: Born in Hedley, Alabama, in 1894, Andrew Marion Brackin was inducted into the United States Army on July 9, 1918. He served in France with Company L, 149th Infantry and Company H, 163rd Infantry. His overseas service in the Army was from Oct. 2, 1918 to Feb. 12, 1919. Private Brackin was honorably discharged March 1, 1919.

Melanie Poole is Communications Officer for the American Village and can be reached at