Omar Bradley


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Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was a senior U.S. Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II, and a General of the Army in the United States Army. From the Normandy landings through the end of the war in Europe, Bradley had command of all U.S. ground forces invading Germany from the west; he ultimately commanded forty-three divisions and 1.3 million... more »

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  • ''I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions.''
    Omar Bradley (1893-1981), U.S. general. Address, Armed Forces Day. Quoted in New York Times (May 17, 1959).
  • ''The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy.''
    Omar Bradley (1893-1981), U.S. general. Speech, May 15, 1951, to Senate Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Relations. The Military Situation in ...
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