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John G. Brackenridge
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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Courtesy of Johnís nephew and great niece, W. Raichle, & E. Majewsky

John G. Brackenridge, was born in 1893, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Henry & Susanna (Glenn) Brackinridge. He and his 3 brothers and six sisters were all educated in the common schools.

John entered the United States Army in 1918 and attended Officer's Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He served in the Field Artillery for approximately 16 years.  He than transferred to the Adjutant General's Department  and remained there until his death in 1942.

Colonel Brackenridge was a graduate of the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

He served in the Hawaiian Islands and Philippine Islands. He was next door neighbor to both Omar Bradley at Fort Benning, and Joseph Stillwell in the Philippines.

Colonel Brackinridge and his wife Louise (Trost) are buried at Arlington.



Posted: 7 November 2000
Updated: 22 February 2003