Lieutenant Colonel, Jack L. Brayton, U.S. Army, Retired was born August 31, 1944 in Margarita, Canal Zone (Panama). He served his country faithfully as a United States Army Helicopter Pilot for over 24 years during the Vietnam Conflict, in Grenada, Tehran, Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany, Desert Shield and in several stateside locations. During his time of service, among the many awards he received included, The Purple Heart, The Bronze Star and The Distinguished Flying Cross. In Vietnam he flew gunships. Later the MD500 for the elite Task Force 160, now the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and in Desert Shield, the Apache. As he was often heard saying, "I can fly the box it came in!"
After a long hard-fought battle, he departed this earthly life on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11 A.M. at Saint Christopher Catholic Church with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 137. The family will receive friends from 10 A.M. - 11 A.M.
He is survived by:
Wife: Sharon Brayton
Children: Shannon Brayton Algie and husband Tom, Jennifer Brayton Marsha and husband Todd, & Michael Baisden and wife Bonnie
Grandchildren: Jordan Baisden, Sydney Brayton Eisele, Quinn Eisele, Christopher Baisden, Jack Marsha, & Nicole Wood
Great-Grandchildren: Elliana Baisden and Adrianna Baisden
Brother: Rodman Brayton
He was preceded in death by:
Parents: Donald and Gladys Brayton
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Nightstalker Association. Donations may be left by visiting NSA160.com or woundedwarriorproject.com
The Mundy Funeral Home in Jamestown is in charge of arrangements
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