General Omar Bradley was the nation’s first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the last five-star General of the Army. A graduate of West Point, Bradley rose to command all U.S. ground forces during World War II, the largest contingent of American soldiers to ever fight under a single field commander. For his style of command, war correspondent Ernie Pyle called him the “GI’s General.” Bradley is also well known for not wanting to risk conflict with China on the Korean Peninsula, which he described as “the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong enemy.”
His grave is marked by a large granite headstone that is inscribed with his name and that of his two wives. His first wife preceded him in death. There is a bas-relief of the five-star rank insignia at the top center of the marker.