— Sean Viele
He said he would miss a brother who tagged along with him for much of his life. "He was my little brother, and we were close our whole lives," Kris Brattain said. "He didn't let things get to him, because you come to find out life is short. He lived life to the fullest."
In addition to his wife and brother, Brattain is survived by his father, Gary; his mother, Elaine Clark; and a 9-year-old half brother, Brandon Clark.
Read the entire LA Times article about Army Private 1st Class Joel K. Brattain here, find more at Fallen Heroes and Military Times and the War Heroes Page, visit Private Brattain's Guest Book and go to Wall Dads for more pictures and stories about Joel K. Brattain.
|Joel K. Brattain|
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