Omar Nelson Bradley KCB (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981)

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    Omar Nelson Bradley KCB (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was one of the main U.S. Army field commanders in North Africa and Europe during World War II and a General of the Army in the United States Army. He was the last surviving five-star commissioned officer of the United States. He was the first officer assigned to the post of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Omar's father a teacher by trade,
    A young pupil he made his fair maid,
    Marrying , then settling down,
    Clark, Missouri, his adopted town.

    The Bradley's were quiet, content,
    1893 saw a special event,
    A boy was born they named Omar,
    The baby destined to travel far.

    When Omar was 14 his father would die,
    Just a moment, to sit. sigh,
    His mother a seamstress, not well to do,
    Taking in boarders to see them through.

    Working hard, collecting rent,
    Eventually, to West Point, Omar she sent,
    Omar was interested, devoted, keen,
    Graduated easily in 1915.

    The rank of Major quickly attained,
    A teachers manner, quietly restrained,
    The First World War came, went,
    Omar missing this tragic event.

    In '29 at Fort Benning he trained,
    Infantrymen, their respect he gained,
    Modestm, quiet, a regular guy,
    Subdued, aloof, publicity shy.

    In '41 a Brig Generals position.
    Preparing to deal with Axis opposition,
    Pearl Harbours attack, caused a fright,
    But the U.S. braced, ready to fight.

    But Omar wasn’t heading this way,
    Ike, called him, to Europe’s fray,
    As Ike’s advisor on N. African sand,
    Omar prepared for combat command.

    At the Kesserine Pass Gen. Fredenall failed,
    Omar advised, Gen.Patton be hailed,
    Ike, took the advice, Fredenall went,
    Never recovering, from this tragic event.

    Whilst Patton was planning the Sicilian Campaign,
    Omar took over the 2nd Corps rein,
    Heading north, to the town of Bizert,
    Omar was King in this scorching desert.

    At the Casablanca conference the big boys agreed,
    Sicily next, would be made to concede,
    On Sicilian land, Omar made his name,
    The ‘Soldiers General’ lasting fame.

    The Normandy landings the next big task,
    Were Ike, Monty, Omar were ask,
    To push the Germans out of France,
    Over the Rhine, to break their stance.

    A million men Omar eventually ran,
    All but Ike he eventually outran,
    Take your time, easy as you go,
    A nice little climb from a log cab in Mo.

    Jobee El Gamil club©© Aldershot

    Mo. Missouri.

    Omar was made Chief of Staff , in '48 thus
    Annexing Ike,s military achievements

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