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Omar Nelson Bradley: America's GI General

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater


"Omar Nelson Bradley: America's GI General"

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


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Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

(757) 754-2004


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