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Omar N. Bradley Medal Distinguished Service Award (design for obverse)

1950 Joseph E. Renier Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 1 1/2 in. (3.9 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.51 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 1


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During World War II, General Omar N. Bradley (1893-1981) led American forces on the beaches of Normandy and in the Battle of the Bulge. Joseph Renier's medal was designed in the year Bradley was promoted to the rank of General of the Army. The portrait on the obverse captures Bradley's capable but kind personality. Will Lang, a bureau chief for Life magazine, once said, 'The thing I most admire about Omar Bradley is his gentleness. He was never known to issue an order to anybody of any rank without saying 'Please' first."

Keywords

Dress - uniform - military uniform

Occupation - military - general

Portrait male - Bradley, Omar N. - bust

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Joseph E. Renier

Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966

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