September 19, 1851|
|Died||March 6, 1925(aged 73)|
|Place of burial||Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron, Ohio|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Alexander Bradley (September 19, 1851 – March 6, 1925), also known as Neil Bonner, was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Bradley joined the Navy from that state. By August 7, 1872, he was serving as a landsman on the USS Wachusett. On that day, while Wachusett was off the coast of Cowes, England, he jumped overboard and attempted to save Landsman Philip Cassidy of the USS Wabash from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor two months later, on October 10.
Bradley's official Medal of Honor citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Wachusett off Cowes, 7 August 1872. Jumping overboard into a strong tideway, Bradley attempted to save Philip Cassidy, landsman, of the U.S.S. Wabash, from drowning.
- "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1871–1898". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
- "Alexander Bradley". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. January 26, 2004. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
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