Bernard Schriever

U.S. Air Force General Bernard Schriever grew-up in a small house near the 12th green of the historic layout of Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas. He and his younger brother, Gerhardt, were best friends with Tod Menefee and the Schriever's mother (Elizabeth) operated a small but popular sandwich stand for the golfers in the back yard. Bernard won the State Junior and the San Antonio City Golf Championship twice. He captained the Texas A&M golf team for two years before entering the Army. He is mostly known for his role in the Air Force's space and missile program, and managing the nuclear arsenal during the Cold War. In 2011, Bernard was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. His brother Gerhardt Schriever was there to accept the honor.


Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Born: September 14, 1910

Died: June 20, 2005