10084 U.S. Lieutenant General Omar Bradley , WWII

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Bradley began army his career as an infantry school instructor. During World War II, he commanded the 28th and 82nd Divisions and oversaw the latter’s transformation into the first American airborne division. He lead the 1st U.S. Army during the D-Day invasion, liberated Paris, and turned back the German counter-offensive at the Battle of the Bulge. Through it all, Bradley displayed a mild temperament toward his troops. Nicknamed “the GI General” by famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle, Bradley was considered to be the common foot soldier’s general. He expressed his understanding of the infantryman’s plight with the quote, “Over every hill is another river and over every river is another hill.”

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