General Omar N. Bradley
Inducted - Tuesday, May 5, 1992
Sculptor: William J. Williams
Where is General Omar N. Bradley in the Hall of Famous Missourians?
General Omar N. Bradley was one of the most famous American military figures of the 20th century. He moved to Moberly, Missouri when he was 15. During World War II, he led the U.S. Armed forces at the invasion of Normandy and by the war's end was field commander of the largest American force in history. His other accomplishments include being named administrator of Veterans Affairs (1946-1948), Army Chief of Staff (1948-1949), first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Department of Defense (1949-1953), and first chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (1950). Because of this five-star general's popularity with the enlisted men, he was given the nickname "The G.I. General."