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Omar Bradley

Omar BradleyAKA Omar Nelson Bradley

Born: 12-Feb-1893
Birthplace: Clark, MO
Died: 8-Apr-1981
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Army Chief of Staff

Military service: US Army (General)

Father: John Smith Bradley (school teacher, d. 1908, pneumonia)
Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Hubbard (wed at 16, seamstress, innkeeper)
Wife: Mary Elizabeth Quayle (b. 1892, m. 28-Dec-1916, d. 1-Dec-1965)
Wife: Esther Dora Buhler (m. 1966)

    High School: Moberly High School, Moberly, MO (1910)
    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1915)
    Professor: US Military Academy, West Point (1920-24 and 1929-34)
    University: US Army War College (1934)

    Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-53)
    US Army Chief of Staff (1948-49)
    US Defense Department Veterans Affairs Administrator (1945-48)
    US Defense Department Commanding General, 1st Army (1944-45)
    Alfalfa Club 1953, president
    Rotary International Moberly, MO
    Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity
    Army Distinguished Service Medal
    Bronze Star
    Legion of Merit oak leaf cluster
    Silver Star
    French Legion of Honor
    Croix de Guerre
    Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses 1948
    Kentucky Colonel 1969
    Risk Factors: Depression

    Never Wave at a WAC (28-Jan-1952)
    Tunisian Victory (16-Mar-1944) · Himself

Author of books:
A Soldier's Story (1951)
A General's Life: An Autobiography (1983, memoir)

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