|William Edward Brougher|
|Born||February 17, 1889|
|Died||March 5, 1965(aged 76)|
|Place of birth||Jackson, Mississippi, USA|
|Place of death||Georgia, USA|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Bataan|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal|
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]
World War II[edit | edit source]
In October 1939, Brougher, then a lieutenant colonel, was assigned to the 57th Infantry Regiment in the Philippines. 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.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Edward W. Brougher (1 December 2010). South to Bataan, North to Mukden: The Prison Diary of Brigadier General W. E. Brougher. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 978-0-8203-3795-1. https://books.google.com/books?id=Lf_urggm_nUC&pg=PR16.
- James B. Lloyd (1981). Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 55–. ISBN 978-1-61703-418-3. https://books.google.com/books?id=RfXGJBB1HvoC&pg=PA55.
- Alkahest Celebrity Bureau Biography
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- William E. Brougher at Find a Grave
- William Edward Brougher (1946). The Long Dark Road. https://books.google.com/books?id=iapQGQAACAAJ.
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