Hylon Oliver Broadbrook

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Hylon Oliver Broadbrook

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Hylon O. Broadbrook




Hylon Oliver Broadbrook (1893-1973) in the summer of 1897. Born on March 24, 1893, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Broadbrook was the son of John and Laura Broadbrook. He enlisted in the United States Army on May 21, 1913, prior to the outbreak of World War I. He joined the 16th Cavalry Regiment and was assigned to the Mexican Border War, which was a part of the Mexican Revolution. Broadbrook earned the rank of corporal on January 10, 1917, and Sargent on September 9, 1917. After his service in the Mexican Border War, Broadbrook attended Officer Training School in 1918, and Machine Gun School in 1919. After his service ended in May of 1920, Broadbrook returned to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he worked as a printer. He later died in Oswego, New York, on June 18, 1973, while visiting family. He is memorialized in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


The Broadbrook Family


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ca. 1897




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Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Originally created by the Broadbrook Family.

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Copyright to this resource is held by the Broadbrook Family and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.


Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

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The Broadbrook Family

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.


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The Broadbrook Family. “Hylon Oliver Broadbrook.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed October 5, 2022, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10252.



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