Honoring former U.S. Air Force member
Veteran and former helicopter pilot is now a resident at the Hope Center
BY JASON COHEN
Hope Center resident Rodney
Bradley, 67, came from
a lineage of military service
family personnel where
both his grandfather and
At the beginning of his career,
Bradley trained in San
Antonio, Texas and was as a
helicopter pilot in the U.S. Air
Force. After proving himself
a superior marksman, he was
recruited as a marksmanship
instructor during the Vietnam
War, touting the proud motto,
“I didn’t miss.”
When asked what advice
would he give his younger
self and his granddaughter,
who joined the Army in her
family’s footsteps, Bradley
grinned widely and said, “do it
Bradley was admitted to
Hope Center for heart failure
and chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD). Upon
recovery, he was deemed too
frail to continue living alone,
so his family requested a bed
at Hope Center and he has been
there since April 2019. Both
Hope Center honors veteran Rodney Bradley Courtesy of Hope Center
the staff and his fellow residents
love to be around him as
he smiles and treats everyone
Up to $1,200 per year to buy
OTC products, plus $360
per year for healthy foods
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“Rodney is an incredible
genuine person,” said Tina
Redwood, recreation director
at Hope Center. “Of course we
admire who he is and that he
served our country with honor.
Here at Hope Center he has easily
become family to us.”
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