Courtesy of John’s 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.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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