Forrest Edmond Bradberry Sr

Recent Address: Palestine, TX
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Family Info: Parents: Jordan and Lela; Wife: Evenell; Children: Rebecca, Forrest, and Robert
Hometown: Palestine, TX
Date Entered Service: January 8, 1942
Service Number: 18061642
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
Location of Unit: CBI and Tinian
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Targets: Air Offensive Japan, China Campaign, Eastern Mandates Campaign, Central Burma Campaign, India - Burma Campaign and Air Combat Palembang, Sumatra
Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Battle Star (which notes a total of 6 battle stars), Distinguished Unit Badge (3 oak leave clusters noting 3 awards), the Presidential Unit Citation and Good Conduct Medal, as well as the World War II Victory Medal.
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Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Discharged: October 12, 1945
Post WWII Service: Master Sergeant in the Army National Guard in the 1950's.
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): He opened Brad's Grocery after the war, worked on the railroad and in the oil fields. He worked at L&L Shoe Store and owned the old Elk Theatre in Elkhart for a while. He later became the Conoco Distributor and local dealer for the Houston Post and then the Houston Chronicle. He owned Cooper Transfer and Storage Moving Company and later worked for TDCJ retiring in 1985.
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Comments: Mr. Bradberry passed away on December 4, 2010. He is buried at the City Cemetery in Palestine, TX.

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