Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Bradley Edwin Nay. Bradley served during the Vietnam War from January 1968 through June 1974.

At the age of 19 and just out of high school, Bradley decided to join the Marine Corps in January 1968. Bradley’s skill and efficiency as a leader was quickly recognized, and he became a Machine Gun Team Leader later that year. He led several movements to success during five major operations while stationed in Vietnam. Bradley served with Alpha Company, First Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division. Throughout his service, Bradley made combat readiness a top priority for himself and his units and continually displayed courage and composure while working under adverse conditions and during combat. For his service, Bradley received the Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and other awards.

After leaving the service, Bradley married and worked in Chicago for the remainder of his years. Bradley passed away, surrounded by loved ones on Nov. 16, 2012 due to cancer.

We honor his service.

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to with as much information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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Published on Mar. 21, 2018

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