Bradley was killed on a helicopter enroute to Khe Sanh while on a recovery mission. The aircraft was downed by heavy weapons fire.
The youth enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1965. He received his Lowell High School diploma in 1966, while wearing his Marine dress uniform.
Trained as a helicopter machine gunner at Futema Marine Base on Okinawa, Bradley received expert ratings.
Bradley worked at Center Garage in Cook while in high school.
Survivors are his wife, Faye (nee Reaves) of Cedar Lake; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bradley and two sisters, Radine and Edna, all of Cedar Lake; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna Bradley of Cedar Lake; paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Chrstiansen of Hollywood, Calif., and maternal grandfather, Guy G. Haskell of Lowell.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of the body from Vietnam.
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