Who served the longest military record in U.S. History? Who fought in Africa and Europe? Who pretty much conquered Europe with just the U.S. army? Gen. Omar Bradley was well known for these accomplishments and his greatness in the military. And there is only one way he got there. He was born in the right year, chose the right career path, and was outstanding for his discipline and patience.
Omar Bradley’s life and background was the same as any typical boy “born in 1893. He was born in the month of February on the 12. Growing up in Clark Missouri ‘as the son of John Smith Bradley and Sarah Elizabeth Bradley’”(Sullivan, Gordon). was dull for a boy, mainly consisting of School and backyard sports. As he grew up he became a Jock playing baseball and football, and becoming a crack shot with rifles and pistols. After high school he worked for the Wabash Railroad, doing all sorts of jobs” (Omar Nelson Bradley General of the Army).
“After working for Wabash he wrote for acceptance in West Point, and was accepted in the fall of 1911. During his schooling in West Point he came to like military life and its style. He flew through college and ‘graduated on June 12, 1915’ (Omar Nelson Bradley General of the Army). “Bradley graduated 44th in his class as a 2nd Lt. of Infantry and was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia for” (Omar Nelson Bradley General of the Army).
Omar Bradley had to struggle before he became a General, and he had to go through all the ranks. “Bradley’s first Rank he started with is 2nd Lt., after he graduated west point he was automatically promoted. His next rank was 1st Lt., which he achieved 17 months after his graduation from West Point. Then WWI came up and he was promoted to Capt. Because of the shortage of officers. In Aug. of 1918 he was promoted again to Maj. When WWI ended he was demoted to Capt. In 1936 when tensions were increased between the U.S. and Germany he was promoted to Lt. Col. When WWII started he was promoted to Brig. Gen. and sent to Africa. Through WWII he earned the rank Gen. 1-4 stars” (Omar Nelson Bradley General of the Army). “And on Aug. 16, 1949 after WWII he was promoted to a 5-star Gen. (one of five) and achieved the highest rank in the military” (D’este).
When Bradley was a officer during WWII he commanded during many battles. “On of the major ones was the invasion of Sicily where his corps. Was the Vanguard of the 7th army. Also he led the assault of D-Day, his 12th army fronted the invasion and captured 59 miles of the beach at the end of the day. His victories were mainly due to his troops, but also his genius of tactics and his care for his troops” (Omar Nelson Bradley General of the Army).
Then WWI began and the economy boomed, and the soldiers were rowdy. “This is the time when Bradley was sent out west in the United States. He was stationed in Camp Douglas, to patrol the Mexican Border. He was then sent to Yuma, to patrol the copper mines, to keep them safe from rebels in Mexico. He was then...