Bradley, Frank Lucas, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 1542, 5th Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1945



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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 04, 1945
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

5th Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Scabbard and Blade AssociationMilitary Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II Fallen
  1941, Scabbard and Blade Association
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry 5th Infantry Division
  1941-1945, 1542, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry
  1941-1945, 1542, 5th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  1938-1941, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain F.L. Bradley
Services for Captain Frank L. Bradley, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Bradley of 126 Sheridan Circle, Fort Hill, WV, who was killed May 4 1945 in Cannes, France will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in Barlow Mortuary Chapel.
Dr. Alfred E. Bennett, pastor of St. Mary's Methodist Church will be officiating and interment will be in Sunset memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be James A. Cox, Kemp McLaughlin, Clayton Faulkner Jr., Joe Guthrie, William Doyle and Ray Burford.
Captain Bradley attended Charleston Schools, Riverside Military Academy at Gainesville, GA and was graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1941. Commissioned a 2LT that year he was serving with Company ?, 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division of the 3rd Army at the time of his death.
He was wounded twice and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church. The body will be brought the Charleston, Thursday afternoon and taken to the mortuary chapel.
from period newspaper ca. 1947-1948

Frank Lucas Bradley "Punkin"
Business Administration Charleston, WV

Freshman: PVT., Co. A; Freshman Football; Intramural Sports; Runner Up Individual Competition; Business Club; West Virginia Club; Y.M.C.A.

Sophomore: PVT First Class, Co. A; Intramural Sports; member Best Drilled Squad; German Club; Business Club; West Virginia Club.

Junior: Corp., Co. A; Intramural Sports; Scabbard and Blade; German Club; Bachelor Club; Business Club; West Virginia Club; Leader, 1941 Ring Dance.

Senior: Capt., Co. A; Intramural Sports; Capt., Scabbard and Blade; Leader, German Club; Bachelor Club; Business Club; West Virginia Club.

From Virginia Polytechnic Institute "Bugle" 1941


Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Captain (Infantry) Frank L. Bradley (ASN: 0-423387), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 December 1944, in Germany. During a strong enemy counterattack near Karlsbrunn, Germany, Captain Bradley courageously exposed himself to intense enemy artillery fire and ran approximately 300 yards to contact friendly tank destroyers. Although painfully wounded by shell fragments just as he reached his objective he gallantly refused to be evacuated, led the tank destroyers against the enemy and succeeded in repulsing the counterattack. Captain Bradley's heroic actions and indomitable fighting spirit are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

General Orders: Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, General Orders No. 146 (June 21, 1945)
Action Date: 4-Dec-44
Service: Army
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 10th Infantry Regiment
Division: 5th Infantry Division
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