Committed to preserving the diverse history of the Norfolk, Virginia area.
Rescheduled from September 12
American General Omar Nelson Bradley was the last of nine men to earn the five-star rank and the only Army officer so honored after World War II. He successfully led more Americans in battle than any other in our history, commanding the 1.23 million men of 12 Army Group in the Western Front to bring an end to World War II, and shaping European Campaigns from D-Day to VE Day. Bradley later served as administrator of the original GI Bill and as first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Korean War. Omar Bradley shaped U.S. history in dramatic, previously unexamined ways.
On October 10, historian Steven L. Ossad will discuss his 2017 biography of “America’s GI General,” and tell us more about Bradley’s formative years, his decorated career, and his postwar life. Book signing follows program.
7:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, 10 October 2018
MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater
FREE and open to the public
Location:Fort Norfolk810 Front StreetNorfolk, VA 23508
Norfolk Historical SocietyP.O. Box 6367Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367