William Pinckney Bledsoe (1892-1972)
Born in Beulah, Alabama on April 22, 1892. Attended Howard College. Commissioned in the Field Artillery Reserve in 1917. Served with the 6th Field Artillery, AEF at Toul and Soissons 1918-1919. Commissioned in the Field Artillery, Regular Army in 1920. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Utah 1924-1928. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1935 and the Army War College in 1938. Instructor at the Command and General Staff School 1938-1941.
Battalion Commander in, then Chief of Staff of 25th Infantry Division, Hawaii, October 1941-1945. Brigadier General in June 1943.
Retired in June 1946. Decorations included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Died on October 1, 1972.
BLEDSOE, WILLIAM PINCKNEY
- Brigadier General, United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/25/1892
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/1972
- BURIED AT: SECTION 36 SITE 2137
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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