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 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.
BRINGHAM, ROBERT AMEDEE
- Captain, United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/19/1892
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/19/1973
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 6678
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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