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John Jewsbury Bradley
Born (1869-04-20)April 20, 1869
Died May 21, 1948(1948-05-21) (aged 79)
Place of birth Lake View, Illinois
Place of death Detroit, Michigan
Buried at West Point, New York
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Brigadier general
Commands held Eighth Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart Medal, Silver Star Citation, Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army), Officer of the Legion of Honor, Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, Commander of the Order of the Crown

John Jewsbury Bradley (April 20, 1869- May 21, 1948) was an United States Army officer and a Brigadier general that commanded the Eighth Infantry Division during World War I.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Bradley was born in Lake View, Illinois.[2] He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1891 and was commissioned in the Fourteenth Infantry. Bradley married his wife, Caroline Staden, on September 14, 1893. They had three children: Frances Bradley, John J. Bradley Jr., and Joseph S. Bradley.[1]

Military careerEdit

Bradley served overseas in the Philippine insurrection, for which he received the Purple Heart Medal and a Silver Star Medal,[1] as well as in China.[3]

In 1912, he graduated from the Army School of Line and in the following year he graduated from the Army Staff College.[3] Bradley served on the War Department General Staff in 1917 and 1918 which earned him a Distinguished Service Medal.[1]

On June 26, 1918, he was promoted to brigadier general. He was sent to France along with the American Expeditionary Forces and commanded a brigade of the 82nd Infantry Division. In November 1918, Bradley commanded the Eighth Infantry Division.[1]

AwardsEdit

Along with his medals from the United States, Bradley would also receive the Officer of the Legion of Honor from France, the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George from England, and the Commander of the Order of the Crown from Italy.[3]

Death and LegacyEdit

Bradley retired as a colonel in 1927 due to disabilities, but went on to practice law in the state of New York. He became a trustee of the Disabled American Veterans Service Foundation. Bradley also belonged to the Military Order of the World Wars, Guards' Club in London, and Army and Navy Club (Washington, D.C.). Bradley died on May 21, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of seventy-nine.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Davis, Henry Blaine. Generals in Khaki. Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1998. P. 37 ISBN 1571970886 OCLC 231779136
  2. "Memorial". http://apps.westpointaog.org/Memorials/Article/3437/. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Who Was Who in American History, the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975. ISBN 0837932017 OCLC 657162692

BibliographyEdit

  • Davis, Henry Blaine. Generals in Khaki. Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1998. ISBN 1571970886 OCLC 231779136
  • Marquis Who's Who, Inc. Who Was Who in American History, the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975. ISBN 0837932017 OCLC 657162692

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