This site is dedicated to the memory of Edward G. Bradfield who
served in the Army from
1941 to 1945. His tours took him to Indonesia and Europe where he saw action in the Battle
of the Bulge. He returned home as a T-4 ( Sgt.) in IX Army Corps Artillery.
The 101st Airborne Division was surrounded during Christmas in 1944 to Jan of 1945.
The 4th Armor Division was credited with spearheading the relief units that rescued the 101st
Division. The the Battle of the Bulge was one of the most fearsome battles of the 2nd world war.
Civil War ranks info.
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Who's Ribbons are these?
anyone in USMC better know!
If you name who he is I'll send you my book for 75% off.
Great Site for uniform infomation
1940s to date.
Edward G. Bradfield
Good Conduct Medal / with 3 knots
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
1 bronze star device
Campaign Medal/1 bronze star device
World War II Victory Medal
Medal/ "Germany" clasp
Wearer of khaki and olive drab with three stripes on the sleeves,
many a bugle's sound heard by men over hard years,
from Indonesia to the Bulge service done with skill and pride,
rise up in early hours to its tune, reveille an mess and mail please.
Tunes of glory and defiant brave men all have met the greatest test,
one of these we knew and held dear has now heard his last bugle call,
once again he has met the test and now leads the way down a new path,
we can't follow now but he'll be there when we arrive along with the rest.
It's altogether proper to play "retreat" but I think he'd like a good
jazz beat, any words spoken in behalf need to raise a grin, without
wouldn't be him, he's done the best he could do for country and family
it's hard to know how, right left to the sound of the beat from far off
shores to home towns streets.
A traveler to new ground and far from alone, to find many an old friend,
the wearers of khaki and olive drab gather there with warm waiting embrace,
he hears the last bugle call long before the sound is heard by others ears,
with a snappy turn on his heels down the path goes another not to forget.
Free of strife and pain he'll have ever lasting peace before you and me,
share your thoughts of him with others tell his jokes, recall his laugh,
give a grin and stand still for the bugle's sound it's playing "recall",
he's wanted again to serve do his best as before for the rest, you and me.
Sounds fade away and flags are lowered and tunes of glory heard by all,
this old warrior has met his foe and won the day we need not weep but pray,
time will heal the pain and embrace the memory, he'd want it that way,
the last bugle's call is heard by him wearer of khaki and olive drab an all.
In Humble Honor of Tech- 4 (Sgt.) Edward G. Bradfield
by; David Baillie Sgt. Maj. (ret) ( son-in-law)
The Bradfield Boys all served in W.W.II and then some.
Edward Sydney Norman
"Eddie" "Sid" "Norm"
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