Robert Amedee Bringham
Captain, United States Army
I cannot locate my grandfather's name under your alphabetical index for U. S. Army personnel buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was: Robert A. Bringham buried in Section 8 grave# 6678. He graduated from USMA AUG 1917. In WWI he lost his left hand and part of his left arm. Because of the wounds he was retired. Later he became Manager of the west Los Angeles Veterans Administration Center for 25 years. He retired in 1960 from the Veterans Administration.
Robert M. Bringham, Jr., July 2007
Robert Amedee Bringham was born in California on 19 August 1892. He was appointed to the United States Military Academy from Nevada and was assigned to the Infantry upon graduation in the Class of 1917.
During World War I he served with the 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, and received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in action.
He retired as a result of wounds in 1919 as a First Lieutenant. He then served on active duty from 1919 to 1928 and was promoted to Captain. He subsequently served as Manager, Veterans Administration Center, 1935-1960, in West Los Angeles, California.
NOTE: The Captain's son, Robert
MacDougall Bringham, Colonel, United States Army, and his wife, Marcella
Richards Bringham, are buried nearly in Section 8. The Captain's
wife, Margaret Balcom Bringham, was the granddaughter of Clinton
Dugald MacDougall, Brigadier General, United States Army, and a relative
of of Clinton's son, William MacDougall, Rear
Admiral, United States Navy, each of whom is buried in Section 1 of Arlington
National Cemetery. The Captain's wife, is buried in Bath, New York.
Posted: 9 July 2007 Updated: 13 January 2008