Oral History interview of Corporal Bernard C. Brady. Interview conducted by Austin Raabe on August 21, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida.
0:34 Birthplace and Date; 0:48 Family; 1:35 Education; 2:00 Why Join the Military; 2:56 Family Reaction; 3:48 Basic Training; 4:44 Transition to Military Life; 5:44 Drill Instructors and Specialized Training; 7:51 First Location Served; 9:58 M.O.S.; 15:24 Reactions to Orders to go to Vietnam; 19:56 Landing in Vietnam; 25:15 Combat; 30:40 Comradery; 31:56 Friendships; 35:55 After the Marines; 38:16 Adaptation to Civilian Life; 40:05 Financial Printing; 41:50 Children; 43:18 Veteran Organizations; 46:08 Did Training Prepare you for Vietnam; 47:00 Life Lessons Learned; 47:38 How Military Shaped Life; 48:04 How Service Shaped Views on War; 49:38 Message for Future Generations; 50:18 Images; 50:46 Wish Civilians Knew About Veterans.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
First Marine Division; Member of the First Force Reconnaissance Company
Location of Service
Parris Island (S. C.); Camp Geiger (N. C.); Camp Lejeune (N.C.); Marine Corps Recruit Depot (San Diego, Calif.); Camp Pendleton (Calif.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
National Defense Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Combat Action Medal; Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal
Long range RECON Patrol throughout Northern I Corps; Ho Chi Minh Trail; Laos; Cambodia
The veteran was in MOS 2841 Ground Radio Technical Radio Operation. He broke his leg in Vietnam; he delivered food and diapers to a catholic orphanage while on a mission on Dana. He is also a member of the Marine Corps Basketball Team.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Pilot, Anthony; Raabe, Austin
Location of Interview
Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida
Brady, Bernard C.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines
Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
Contributor Affiliation / Organization
RICHES University of Central Florida
Pilot, Anthony; Raabe, Austin
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Brady, Bernard C. interview" (2018). Veterans Oral Histories. 625.