Max Bradley – Private, United States Marine Corps Warrant Officer, United States Navy

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Max Bradley was born in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, on 22 January 1895.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 12 April 1915 at Cincinnati, Ohio.

During his time in the Marine Corps, he earned an expert Rifleman award at Quantico, Virginia, in 1917, served as a sniper in World War I, served in the Haitian Campaign from 4 August 1915 to 18 October 1917 and then in France with the Fifth Marines, American Expeditionary Force (AEF), Fourth Brigade, Second Division, from 25 February 1918 to 21 April 1919.

The fourth Brigade remained in the Bourmont training area with headquarters at Damblain until March 14,  1918 when it commenced movement into sub sectors of  the Verdun front, the first units of the brigade entering the front line during the night of March 16-17, 1918, with headquarters at Toul sector.

On April 1, 1918, the brigade headquarters was changed to Moscou. The brigade remained in the Verdun front until May 14th, 1918, when it proceeded to an area around Vitry-le-Francois for open warfare training with headquarters at
Venault-lesFames.

On  May 14, 1918, the brigade left the area around Vitry-le-Francios as it was unsuitable and proceeded to an area around Gisors-Chaumont-enVixen, with headquarters at Bou-des-Bois.  The brigade was in this area when sudden orders came to move to Chateau-Thierry sector June 12th to July 4th, 1918.

During World War I, he took part in the following battles:

Saissone Sector, 18 July to 19 July 1918 (Wounded)
Marbache Sector, 8 August to 16 August 1918
St. Mihiel Sector, 12 September to 15 September 1918
Champagne Sector, 1 October to 9 October 1918
Argonne Sector 1 November to 14 November 1918
American Army of Occupation, Belgium, and the March to the Rhine River.

He was discharged from active duty at Quantico, Virginia, on 26 May 1919.

His personal medals consisted of
Haitian Campaign Medal
World War Victory Medal (five stars)
Kangtse Medal
American Defense Service Medal
Asiatic Pacific Service Medal
Marine Corps Marksman Medal
Marine Corps Good Conduct  Medal

2nd Division 4th BRIGADE  was awarded the French Croix De Guerre  with Palm.

FOOT NOTE:

Max Bradley was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, as indicated above. He entered the USN circa 1920 and spent the next 30+ years in continuous service, where he rose from enlisted man to Chief Warrant Officer (Radio man).

He Died September 22, 1963 and is buried, with his wife Bernice, in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 35, grave 2000.

Joseph M. Bradley, his only surviving son, and who contributed this information, currently lives in Southern California with his family.


BRADLEY, MAX

  • CWO2   US NAVY
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 07/01/1915 – 07/01/1946
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1895
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/20/1963
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/24/1963
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 35  SITE 2000
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BRADLEY, BERNICE A

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/02/1904
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/07/1964
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/10/1964
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 35  SITE 2000
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF BRADLEY, MAX  CWO2 US NAVY

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