Franklin Delano Ratliff

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Jul 19, 1967
Casualty was on Jul 3, 1968
In Quang Nam, South Vietnam
Hostile, Ground casualty
Gun, small arms fire

Body was recovered
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
QQ 634

On Wall
Panel 53W – Line 4

Corporal Franklin Delano Ratliff was born on July 11, 1948, and was originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Marine Corps, as a rifleman in L Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He was a two-year veteran on the Marines, and his tour in Vietnam began on July 19, 1967. Nearly one year later, Cpl. Ratliff was killed under hostile conditions on July 3, 1968, in Quang Nam province, South Vietnam. He was 19 years old at the time of his death. Cpl. Ratliff is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 53W, Line 4.

Next of kin:
Mrs Cecilia Adams ; 3412 Tarton Ave; Chatt TN 37410
Mr. Bennie W Adams same adds
Mrs Vivian Johnson ; 4102 North 13th St. : Milwaulkee, Wisc 53209
Mr. James Ratliff; Unknown address
Cecelia Croft Adams
Deceased Jan 2007 (age 86)
Current & Past Addresses
3412 Tarlton Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37410-1238
Tarlton Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37410
6720 Furrow Dr
Harrison, TN 37341-9209
Name James Edward Ratliff
Event Type Death
Event Date 16 Aug 1953
Event Place Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
Gender Male
Age 11
Birth Year (Estimated) 1942
Father’s Name James Ratliff
Mother’s Name Cecelia Croft

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 July 1948
  • Date of death: 3 July 1968
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Top Panel
  • Contact us to sponsor Franklin D. Ratliff

Submit more information on this veteran →