Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007
Karl Slaughter Bradford (1889-1972)
Born in Washington, D.C. on June 28, 1889.
Commissioned in the Cavalry from West Point in 1911.
Served in the Operations Division of the War Department General Staff 1918-1919. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1926. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Massachusetts Agricultural College 1930-1931. Instructor at the Cavalry School 1934-1936. Graduated from the Army War College in 1937.
Brigadier General in April 1941. Commanding General of 1st Cavalry Brigade 1941-1943. Deputy Director of the War Department Manpower Board 1943-1946.
Retired in December 1946. Decorations included the Legion of Merit.
Died on August 15, 1972.
BRADFORD, KARL SLAUGHTER
Brigadier General, United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/28/1889
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/15/1972
- BURIED AT: SECTION 35 SITE 2913
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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