Omar Bundy

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Omar Bundy
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{{for|the U.S. Navy transport ship|USS General Omar Bundy (AP-152)}}

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186117}}19402006|17}}| birth_place = New Castle, Indiana, U.S.| death_place = Washington, D.C., U.S.| placeofburial = Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.United States1912|size=23px}}25px) United States Army| serviceyears = 1883–192525px) Major general| unit = 2nd Infantry Division (United States)>2nd DivisionPhilippine DivisionVI Corps (United States)| battles = Indian WarsSpanish–American WarPhilippine–American WarWorld War IDistinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army)>Distinguished Service Medal2nd Division MedalSilver StarLégion d'honneur (France)Croix de Guerre (France)| relations = | laterwork = }}Omar Bundy (June 17, 1861 – January 20, 1940) was a U.S. Army general who participated in the Indian Wars and the Spanish–American War in Cuba, fought in the Philippine Insurrection and the Moro Expedition, and commanded a regiment on the Mexican border. After serving in France during World War I, he was made a Commander of the French Legion of Honor.

Early life and education

Bundy was born in 1861 in New Castle, Indiana to Martin and Amanda Bundy.BOOK, Davis Jr., Henry Blaine, Generals in Khaki, Pentland Press, Inc., 1998, 1571970886, 40298151, 58, He graduated from the Military Academy in 1883.

Early military career

He served on the American frontier, participating in the Indian Wars campaigns against Crow and Sioux Indians. During the Spanish–American War he fought with the 5th Army Corps in Cuba, and received the Silver Star for gallantry at the Battle of El Caney. From 1899 to 1902, he served in the Philippines during the insurrection and subsequently, after teaching law at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, participated in the Moro Expedition in the Philippines in 1905–1906. Bundy served within the United States until 1917, where he commanded a regiment on the United States–Mexico border.weblink" title="">"General Omar Bundy", Navy Historical Center, Department of the Navy.

During World War I

File:111-SC-8743 - NARA - 55177970-cropped.jpg|thumb|left|Bundy (2nd from the right) with General James Harbord (right) and Secretary of War Newton D. BakerNewton D. BakerIn 1917, he assumed command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Expeditionary Division, and in June he sailed for France. As a division and corps commander during World War I, he participated in the occupation of the Toulon and Troyon Sectors near Saint-Mihiel, served in the Aisne-Marne operations, and took part in the occupations of Chateau-Thierry.World War I: The Belfort Ruse Following the war, he commanded Fort Lee, Virginia, the 7th Corps Area, the Philippine Division, and the 5th Corps Area.For his services in World War I, General Bundy was awarded the French Legion of Honor, Commander, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm.

Later life and death

Bundy retired on June 17, 1925 when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 64.BOOK, Davis Jr., Henry Blaine, Generals in Khaki, Pentland Press, Inc., 1998, 1571970886, 40298151, 59, Upon his retirement, he was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal. In January 1934, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt awarded him the 2nd Division Medal.BOOK, Seventy-First Annual Report of the Annual Report of the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, 1940, Bundy died in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1940.NEWS, Associated Press, Omar Bundy Dies. General In A.E.F. Leader of 2d Division in Battle of Chateau-Thierry, 78. Had Been Ill for Two Years. Won Command Of Corps. Born in Indiana, He Served Also in War With Spain and Philippine Revolt,weblink New York Times, He is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery alongside his wife, Addie Harden Bundy (b. Knightstown, Indiana, August 31, 1860 – d. Washington, D.C., October 5, 1953).Omar Bundy Arlington National Cemetery.


  • {{USS|General Omar Bundy|AP-152}}, launched August 1944, was named in his honor.

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