Bradley, George, LT

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Last Primary NEC
616X-Limited Duty Officer - Ordnance - Surface
Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1930-1932, USS Zane (DD-337)
Service Years
1900 - 1932

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New York
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Home Town
New York
Last Address
New York, NY

Date of Passing
Jun 09, 1942
Location of Interment
Saint Columbus Cemetery - Middletown, Rhode Island
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George Bradley was born on 5 December 1881 in New York, New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy from Rhode Island in the early 1900s and served as a Chief Gunner's Mate on the USS Utah during the intervention at Veracruz, Mexico in April 1914. When U.S. Naval Forces landed there and came under fire, Bradley led the ammunition party and special details. For his "meritorious service under fire," he was later awarded the Medal of Honor.

Bradley was promoted to the warrant officer rank of Gunner in February 1915. During the next two years he served in the armored cruiser USS Montana, which conducted training exercises along the East Coast during the first months of World War I. In the summer of 1917, after reporting to the Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, Bradley was temporarily promoted to Lieutenant. He reverted to Chief Gunner in August 1920 and was assigned to Destroyer Division 18, part of the Pacific Fleet.

In 1922, he transferred to the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.. During his tour of duty there, Bradley was presented with the Medal of Honor by President Calvin Coolidge on 4 October 1923. In February 1928, he reported for sea duty on the destroyer USS Doyen and later served on the USS Zane. Upon his retirement in October 1932, Bradley was again promoted to Lieutenant.

George Bradley died on 9 June 1942 and is buried at St. Columbia's Cemetery, Middletown, Rhode Island. Medal of Honor Citation:
"For meritorious service under fire on the occasion of the landing of the American naval forces at Vera Cruz in 1914. Gunner Bradley was then attached to the U.S.S. Utah, as a Chief Gunner's Mate, and was in charge of the ammunition party and special details at Vera Cruz." (Medal presented by President Coolidge at the White House on 4 October 1923)
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US Navy
  1909-1914, USS Utah (BB-31)
  1922-1926, CWO, Branch Medical Clinic (BMC), Washington Naval Shipyard
  1928-1930, CWO, USS Doyen (DD-280)
  1930-1932, USS Zane (DD-337)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1917-1918 World War I
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