WO1 Don C. Bradford was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/24/2015 at the age of 70.3 from ALS
Anchorage, AK
Flight Class 66-17
Date of Birth 11/02/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 189 AHC in 67-68, 25 INF in 70, 1 BDE 5 MECH INF in 70-71
Call signs in Vietnam GHOST RIDER, BATMAN
This information was provided by Barry Geller, Aviator Taps

More detail on this person: Don C. Bradford Jr., age 70, passed away on Feb. 24, 2015, at his home in Anchorage, Alaska, exactly one year after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig';s Disease). Don was born in Ft. Jackson, S.C., on Nov. 2, 1944, to Don and Beatrice Bradford. As a teenager, while his father was stationed in Alaska, Don joined the Army. He became an instructor pilot and flew helicopters in Vietnam and with the Alaska Army National Guard. After Vietnam, he returned to Alaska with his young family, where he taught them to share his love of hunting, fishing and camping. Working as a life insurance agent he eventually opened his own business traveling throughout the bush areas of Alaska helping educators and non-profit employees with retirement planning. Don made it a point to have and enjoy a full life. He loved reading, golf and spending time with his grandkids, frequently taking them with him as he traveled the world over. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy Bradford; his children, Don (Chip) and Leanna Bradford III, Tracy and Ray LeBlanc and Tanya and Michael (Trace) Williams; his grandchildren, Darron and Kathy, Rachel, Amber, Brianna, Nathan, Stephen, Casandra, Katherine, Sean (Mikey), Levi and Caroline; his great-grandson, Erickson; his siblings, Doss, Darlene and David and their spouses; and extended family and friends from across the United States; and Suzi. There will be a military honor service on Monday, March 2, 2105, at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend need to be at the Fort Richardson gate and ready by 9:45 a.m. There will be a celebration of life at 11 a.m., at McGinley';s Pub at 645 G Street, Ste 101, in Anchorage. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the ALS Association, preferably the Evergreen Chapter.

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