Bill Monroe Bradley was born on 29 July 1925, the son of Walter Atlee Bradley and Dewey Manila Shipley. He married Bernita Marie Pippin on June 4, 1943 in Rossville, Georgia. He was the son of Bill Monroe Bradley Jr.
He died on 8 March 1945 near Antipolo on Luzon Island.
Buried at City Cemetery, Kingsport, TN

Private First Class
7th Cavalry Regiment

The Kingsport News, 1 July 1948
Soldier killed on Luzon is returned. The body of Pfc. Bill Monroe Bradley, 20, who was killed March 8, 1945, on Luzon, arrived in Kingsport at the Clinchfield Railroad Station at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, accompanied by military escort from the Charlotte N.C. Quartermaster Depot. A color guard of the DeWitt Byrd Post, VFW, will meet the train. Pfc. Bradley was the victim of a land mine explosion while his squad was on patrol near Antipolo on Luzon Island, the Philippines. He was a member of Troop E.,  Cavalry Division, U.S. Army. He entered service October 8, 1943, trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., and Ft. Sill, Okla., and went overseas from Ft. Ord, Calif., in May, 1944. He attended Holston High School. Surviving are his widow, Marie Pippin Bradley; a son, Bill M. Bradley, II of 1392 Bristol Highway; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bradley; three sister, Joan and Estelle Bradley and Mrs. Howard Greer; a brother, Wallace Bradley, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. John Bradley, all of Johnson City Highway, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. John Morrell of Stanford, Ky. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Chapel with the Rev. E.C. Allgood in charge. Burial will be in the City Cemetery with Hammond Post No. 3, American Legion, in charge of military services.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 July 1925
  • Date of death: 8 March 1945
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Cavalry Regiment
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Oak Hill Cemetery , Kingsport, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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