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William Edward Brougher
Born (1889-02-17)February 17, 1889
Died March 5, 1965(1965-03-05) (aged 76)
Place of birth Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Place of death Georgia, USA
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars Battle of Bataan
Awards Distinguished Service Medal

William E. Brougher (February 17, 1889 – March 5, 1965) was a Brigadier General in the United States Army.[1][2]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Brougher was born in Jackson, Mississippi to Charles Brougher and Jessie Manship. In 1910, he received a BS degree from Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College. In 1911, he entered the U.S. Army.

World War I[edit | edit source]

During World War I, Brougher held the rank of major and served in the 174th Infantry Brigade and the 79th Infantry Division.[3]

World War II[edit | edit source]

American generals in Japanese captivity, July 1942; Brougher is the fifth from the left, standing

In October 1939, Brougher, then a lieutenant colonel, was assigned to the 57th Infantry Regiment in the Philippines.[3] He was promoted to colonel in November, 1940. In September 1941, he was put in command of the 11th Division of the Philippine Army and promoted to brigadier general. The 11th Division fought the invading Japanese forces from December 1941 until the surrender of US forces in April, 1942. Brougher was a prisoner of war until August, 1945.

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