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Birth Certificate
for Charles William Bradshaw, born in Greenville (Hunt), TX on 8 February 1927.

[courtesy of Judy Hickman Smith]

Grave marker for Charles W. Bradshaw in the Field of Honor, Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen (Collin county), Texas.

Charles enlisted in the Army on 7 March 1945 and was discharged on 15 December 1946 but then he re-enlisted.

He was discharged on 19 November 1948 to accept a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant the following day.

He was promoted to 1st Lt on 16 September 1953, Captain on 12 October 1954 and Major on 17 September 1964.

Based on the grave marker inscription, Charles transferred to the U,S. Air Force at some point in time

Lt. Col, Bradshaw retired on 8 September 1969.



Enlisted Service Begins (see paragraph)
Chares signed up for he Home Guard 0n 7 March 1943/  He would remain as an enlisted man until 15 December 1946  when he was commissioned..

[The Courier-Gazette, McKinney, TX, 04 Mar 1943, Thu, Page 1]


   First Sgt. Charles Bradshaw, son of Rev. and Mrs. G. B. Bradshaw of Bowie, i's visiting his relatives and friends in McKinney* He recently returned from overseas. where he spent 14 months on Guam. He expects tn receive his honorable discharge  from service in December.

[The Courier-Gazette, McKinney, TX,07 Nov 1946, Thu, Page 1]

Lieut. Bradshaw
Receives Award

With the 25th infantry Div, in Korea—First Lt. Charles W. Bradshaw, McKinney. Tex., recently was awarded the Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant for meritorious service while serving with the 5th Infantry Division in Korea.
   He was presented the medal for his service from Jan. 20 to Mav 18,. 1952. Ho is a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion. 35th Infantry Regiment,

[The Courier-Gazette, McKinney, TX, 26 Jul 1952, Sat, Page 8]

Coming Home
Charles, with wife Charlotte (28) and sons Charles W., Jr. (8) and Elliott (5) arrived in San Francisco aboard General William Mitchell (T-AP 114) which sailed from Yokohama, Japan and Inchon, Korea .
   Although his rank is not shown, Charles was a Captain at the time.
   Lt. Charles W. Bradshaw, recently returned from Korea, was guest speaker at the Lions Club Wednesday when they met for their regular noon meeting in the dining room of the First Christian Church here. Lions Herman White and Paul Worden were program chairmen for the day, with the latter presiding. He introduced Charles iBud) Bradshaw, who gave a very educational and interesting talk on the fighting conditions, living conditions and mannerism of the people in Korea/
    Guests for the day included the speaker, guest of Lion Herman White; Edward Viegal, guest of Raul Saba: Raymond Bennett, Jr. and Raymond Bennett. Sr., guest of Lion Charles Graves; K L. Broyles, guest of Vernon Walker;  Don O. Davis, guest of Lion Herman White; and Bill Donaldson , guest of Lion Saba, Installation of officers will be held at the next regular meeting.

[The Courier-Gazette, McKinney, TeX05 Jul 1952, Sat, Page 8]

Mrs. Bradshaw
And Sons Are
Visiting Here

   Mrs.. Charles Bradshaw' and sons, Chuck and Chippy, have recently returned to the United States from Japan and are now visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman White in McKinney. Mrs. Bradshaw is the former Miss Jerry White of this city.
     Capt. Bradshaw, whose new’ assignment is Fort Campbell, Ky., will join his family here within a few days after which they will he moving to Fort Campbell. They will also visit his parents. Dr. and Mrs.. G. B. Bradshaw at Bowie.

[The Courier-Gazette, McKinney, TX, 25 Jul 1956, Wed, Page 4]

Mrs. Bradshaw,
And Sons
Leave For Okinawa

Mrs. Charles Bradshaw' and sons. Chuck and Chip. left recently for San Francisco, California from which point they are due to fly this week to Okinawa, where they will join Major Bradshaw. Mrs. Bradshaw is the former Jerry White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman White, while Major Bradshaw is the son of Dr. and Mrs. G B. Bradshaw, this, city.
   He has been stationed in Okinawa with the Army for the past year and is due to remain these for another 22 months. This is the Major's fourth assignment in the Orient having been stationed in Guam tor I8 months; two years in Korea and a year in Japan.

[McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, Collin, TX,  29 Aug 1963, Thu, Page 4]

Former McKinney
Man Trains Cadets
At Fort Benning

   Capt. Charles W, Bradshaw of Fort Benning, Ga., recently concluded a six weeks training course at the Army Reserve Officers Corps. summer camp there where he was one of the instructors.
  . Capt. Bradshaw, who has been in the army since 1945 is the son of Rev. and Mrs. G. B Bradshaw of McKinney. His wife, the former Miss Jerry White, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman White of McKinney. They were both reared in McKinney and graduated from high school here, later attending Baylor University, Waco./
   Capt. and Mrs. Bradshaw, and children, have been residing at Fort Benning while he was assigned to duty there'

[McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, TX. 11 Aug 1960, Thu, Page 6]

Major Bradshaw
Attends Course

   Major Charles W Bradshaw of 1809 Greenwood Road, McKinney, is attending the Defense Procurement Management Course of the U.S. Army Logistics Management Center, Fort Lee, Virginia.
   Major Bradshaw' is Assistant Army Inspector General at Headquarters, Third U.S. Army Fort McPheron, [sic, s/b t McPherson] Georgia.
   The Defense Procurement Course is one of 19 offered at the Army Logistics Management Center It is 5 weeks in length.   Courses conducted at USALMC are in the areas of research and development; project management, procurement, inventory, maintenance and property disposal management; international logistics; and the application of computers and scientific management to logistics.
   The Army Logistics Management Center, established in 1954 is the Department of the Army’s only postgraduate level school for logistics managers It is a field activity of the U S Army Material Command. Washington, D C. The class ends May 27

[McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette, McKinney, TX, 02 Jun 1966, Thu, Page 4]

A RECENT REUNION between Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles W Bradshaw (center!, and his son, Second Lieutenant Charles W Bradshaw. Jr (left), took place in the office of Colonel James i Hatch, commanding officer of the Taunus District, Germany. Col Bradshaw is Chief of Taunus District Intelligence and Operations Division. His son was enroute to Mainz, Germany, for assignment with the 8th Infantry Division when the meeting occurred. They are son and grandson, respectively, of the Rev and Mrs. Bradshaw, 1809 Greenwood Road, McKinney. Col Bradshaw entered the Army in 1945 and was stationed at Ft McPherson, Ga, before arriving in Germany m July of this year  .The colonel, whose wife, Geraldyne, is with him in Germany, graduated in 1944 from McKinney High School and received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1949 from Baylor University, Waco.

[The Courier-Gazette, McKinney, TX, 18 Oct 1967, Wed, Page 7]

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