Edwin Dyson Bricker
Brigadier General, United States Army
Dyson Bricker of Pennsylvania
Appointed from Pennsylvania, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1894 (27)
Second Lieuetnant, 17th U. S. Infantry, 26 April 1898
First Lieutenant, 2 March 1899
First Lieutenant, Ordnance Department, 3 January 1901
Edwin Dyson Bricker was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on 24 November 1875.
Before entering the Academy he attended Pennsylvania State College for one year from 1892-93. While a Cadet he earned a varsity letter as a member of the baseball team.
His service as an Infantry Lieutenant in the Spanish-American War included combat involvement in both Cuba and the Philippines.
He won Silver Star Citations in both campaigns as well as a Distinguished Service Medal as the Chief Ordnance Purchasing Officer of the American Expeditionary Forces in France.
Following World War I, he commanded Watervliet Arsenal on the Hudson River and was promoted to Brigadier General, serving as the Assistant Chief of Ordnance from 1930 -34 then he commanded the Frankford Arsenal from 1934 to 1939, when he retired from active duty. He was recalled to active service, when international tension increased prior to World War II, as Chairman of the Compensation Board and served until 1943.
General Bricker died on 7 April 1967 in Washington,
D.C. at 92 years of age.
Posted: 19 August 2006 Updated: 7 September 2006