letter excerpt The Dix Family Archive
The Clemens

William Bordley (15xx)
William Bordley (1605)
Stephen Bordley, Sr. (1637)
John Hynson (1645)
William Bordley (1667)
Stephen Bordley, Jr. (1674)
Thomas Bordley (1677)
Stephen Bordley (1709)
John B. Bordley (1727)
Stephen Bordley "Jr" (1732)
Judge James Bordley (1736)
Elizabeth Bordley (1777)
John B. Bordley (1800)
William C. Bordley, Jr. (1800)
James Bordley (1808)
James Bordley (1846)
Madison B. Bordley (1873)
James Bordley, Jr. (1874)
James Bordley, III (1900)
John E. Bordley (1902)
Bryden Bordley Hyde (1914)
Madison B. Bordley, Jr. (1915)
Marcello W. Bordley, Jr. (1915)
Robert AJ Bordley (1918)
Dr. James Bordley, IV (1942)

 Col. Marcello Worthington Bordley, Jr. (1915- )

Born Centreville, Md., son of M.W. Bordley & Katherine Lux McFeely, his wife. Educated at City College, Baltimore, where he was on the National championship Lacrosse team (1934), and at St. Johns College, Annapolis, where he was on National runner-up lacrosse team. He worked for Crown Cork & Seal Corp. Baltimore. He rode in point-to-point steeplechases as a gentleman-jockey 1939-41 and again after WWII 1946-47 winning the Maryland Grand National in 1947.

Col. Bordley joined the Army 1941, was on the landing at Oro Bay, New Guinea, landings in Admiralty Islands 1943, initial landing in Leyte 1944, landing in Luzon and on dash to Manila to free P.O.W.’s 1944. He was in 1st Cavalry Division with first troops entering Japan Aug. 1945, and in occupation four months. In the Korean War he was a Regiment & Division Advisor, S. Korean Army 1950-51. He had tours of duty in Germany 1955-58 and 1964-67. In the U.S. he served at Ft. Meade, Md., Ft. Riley, Kan. Ft. Hood, Tex, Ft. Bliss, Tex, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., and had R.O.T.C. duty at Ft. Worth, Texas. He retired as Colonel in 1970. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, two Legion of Merits.

Col. Bordley in 1947 married Dale Wickham, dau. of Williams Carter Wickham of Hanover (near Ashland), Va., lives on several thousand acres, hunts, rides and plays golf.


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