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John Bradford (1905-1983)

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John Bradford (1905-1983), an actor, appeared in Life Begins at 40 (1935), The Old Corral (1936), Undersea Kingdom (1936), and 365 Nights in Hollywood (1934). His real name was Charles Coleman, Jr. After he came home from Hollywood, he became a long-time popular morning radio personality in Charleston, working at WGKV and WTIP as Charlie Coleman. He was born in Pratt, W. Va.

Col. Ruby Bradley Col. Ruby G. Bradley (1907-2002) was one of the most decorated women in U. S. military history. She began as an Army nurse in 1934, served in the Philippines in 1941 where she was captured by the Japanese after Pearl Harbor, and was a POW until February 1945. While a prisoner of war she continued to work as a nurse in the prison camp assisting with 230 operations and 18 births. Bradley served in the Korean War as Chief Nurse for the 171st Evacuation Hospital before being named Chief Nurse for the Eighth Army in 1951 where she supervised over 500 Army nurses throughout Korea. Her military record included 34 medals and citations of bravery, including two Legion of Merit medals, two Bronze stars, two Presidential Emblems, the World War II Victory Medal and the U.N. Service Medal. She was also the recipient of the Florence Nightingale Medal, the Red Cross' highest international honor. She was born on a farm outside of Spencer and taught four years in one-room schools in Roane County before she became an Army nurse.

John Bradford (1905-1983)


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