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William Pinckney Bledsoe
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Biography And PhotoCourtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

William Pinckney Bledsoe (1892-1972)

Born in Beulah, Alabama on April 22, 1892. Attended Howard College. Commissioned in the Field Artillery Reserve in 1917. Served with the 6th Field Artillery, AEF at Toul and Soissons 1918-1919. Commissioned in the Field Artillery, Regular Army in 1920. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Utah 1924-1928. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1935 and the Army War College in 1938. Instructor at the Command and General Staff School 1938-1941.

Battalion Commander in, then Chief of Staff of 25th Infantry Division, Hawaii, October 1941-1945. Brigadier General in June 1943.

Retired in June 1946. Decorations included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Died on October 1, 1972.

WP Bledsoe Gravesite PHOTO


BLEDSOE, WILLIAM PINCKNEY
Brigadier General, United States Army
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/25/1892
DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/1972
BURIED AT: SECTION 36  SITE 2137
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 18 June 2007
Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal
 

Purple Heart Medal