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MG Omar Bundy

MG Omar Bundy

Birth
New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, USA
Death 20 Jan 1940 (aged 78)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 2521
Memorial ID 2290 · View Source
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United States Army General. He fought in the Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and World War I. Born in New Castle, Indiana, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating 50 out of 52 in the class of 1883. In his early years, he served on the western frontier, participating in the campaigns against the Crow and Sioux Indians. During the Spanish-American War, he fought with the 5th Army Corps in Cuba and was awarded the Silver Star for his actions at El Caney. From 1899 to 1902, he fought in the Philippines during the insurrection, and after teaching law at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, returned to the Philippines to fight the Moros in 1905 and 1906. In 1917, he assumed command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Expeditionary Division then sailing for France. As a Division and later, Corps Commander during World War I, he participated in the offensives in the Toulon Rupt and Troyon Sectors. Following the war, he commanded Camp Lee, Virginia, and the VII Corps. For his services in World War I, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor in the grade of Commander, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm. He retired in 1925, and died in Washington DC, in 1940. In 1944, he was honored when a United States Navy Transport Ship, AP-152, was named the "USS General Omar Bundy", for him. The ship made several trips into the Pacific during the waning days of World War II, and in June 1946, was decommissioned and placed into the Reserve fleet. In 1964, the ship was sold and converted into a freighter, the "Portmar", and is still afloat.

Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG Omar Bundy (17 Jun 1861–20 Jan 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2290, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .