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First Name: Omar

Last Name: Bundy

Birthplace: New Castle, IN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Date of Birth: 17 June 1861

Date of Death: 20 January 1940

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Omar Bundy

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1883

•  Indian Wars (1775 - 1924) intermittent
•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  Philippine-American War (1899 - 1902)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Omar Bundy
Major General, U.S. Army

Omar Bundy was born on 17 June 1861 in New Castle, IN.

Bundy attended the U.S. Military Academy, graduating 50 out of 52 in the class of 1883. In his early years, he served on the western frontier, participating in the campaigns against the Crow and Sioux Indians. During the Spanish-American War, he fought with the 5th Army Corps in Cuba and was awarded the Silver Star for his actions at El Caney.

From 1899-1902, he fought in the Philippines during the insurrection, and after teaching law at Fort Leavenworth, KS, returned to the Philippines to fight the Moros in 1905-06. In 1917, he assumed command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Expeditionary Division then sailing for France. As a Division, and later Corps Commander during World War I, he participated in the offensives in the Toulon Rupt and Troyon Sectors.

Following the war, he commanded Camp Lee, VA, and the VII Corps. For his services in World War I, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor in the grade of Commander, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm.

He retired from the Army in 1925.

Medals and Awards

Silver Star Medal
French Legion of Honor, Grade of Commander
French Croix de Guerre with Palm


In 1944, he was honored when a U.S. Navy Transport Ship, AP-152, was named the USS General Omar Bundy for him. The ship made several trips into the Pacific during the waning days of World War II, and in June 1946, was decommissioned and placed into the Reserve fleet. In 1964, the ship was sold and converted into a freighter, the "Portmar."

Death and Burial

Major General Omar Bundy died on 20 January 1940 in Washington, DC. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2297   Created by: MHOH




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